Philip Balboni

Philip Balboni is a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the legacies of Orientalism and Westernization in contemporary Turkish politics and society, and his writing has recently appeared here.

Is Erdo─čan on His Way Out?

The Turkish president came to power as an antiestablishment everyman. Twenty years later he is an authoritarian leader clinging to power. Will the forces that catapulted him to power be his demise?