Between Military Rule and Democracy: Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey, and Beyond (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2017). link

Türkiye'de Sivil-Asker İlişkilerinin Dönüşümü (The Transformation of Civil-Military Relations in Turkey), Güvenlik Çalışmaları Dizisi, (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2013). link

Avrupa Birliği'ne Giriş (Introduction to the European Union), edited by Ayhan Kaya, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Yaprak Gürsoy and Özge Onursal (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2011; 4th edition published in 2020. link

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Articles in Refereed Journals

"Emotions and Narratives of the Spirit of Gallipoli: Turkey’s Collective Identity and Status in International Relations," British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Online First (April 2022): 1-20 (SSCI) download

"Anti-Populist Coups d’état in the Twenty-first Century: Reasons, Dynamics and Consequences," Third World Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2021): 793-811 (SSCI) link download the version accepted for publication

"Reconsidering Britain’s Soft Power: Lessons from the Perceptions of the Turkish Political Elite," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Online First (October 2020): 1-19 (SSCI) link

"Moving Beyond European and Latin American Typologies: The Peculiarities of AKP’s Populism in Turkey," Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 51, No. 1 (January 2021): 157-178. (SSCI) link

"Business as Usual? The Present and Future Impact of Brexit on Anglo-Turkish Relations," Journal of Anglo-Turkish Relations, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2021): 25-49. download

"Turkish Public Opinion on the Coup Allegations: Implications for Democratization," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 130, No. 1 (Spring 2015): 103-132. (SSCI) download

"Türkiye'de Sivil-Asker İlişkilerinin Dönüşümünün Sebepleri," Uluslararası İlişkiler, Vol. 11, No. 43 (Autumn 2014): 157-180. (SSCI) download

"The Role of the EU in Changing the Role of the Military in Turkish Politics," (with İlter Turan) European Review of International Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 132-140 download

"The Final Curtain for the Turkish Armed Forces? Civil-Military Relations in View of the 2011 General Elections," Turkish Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2012): 191-211. (SSCI) download

"The Changing Role of the Military in Turkish Politics: Democratization through Coup Plots?" Democratization (2012): Vol. 19, No. 4 (August 2012): 735-760. (SSCI) download

"The Impact of EU-Driven Reforms on the Political Autonomy of the Turkish Military," South European Society and Politics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2011): 293-308. (SSCI) download

"Democratization and Foreign Policy Reforms in Turkey: Europeanization of Turkish Politics?" International Journal of Legal Information, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2010): 227-234. download

"Is There a Europeanization of Turkish Foreign Policy: An Addendum to the Literature on EU Candidates," (with Meltem Müftüler-Baç) Turkish Studies, Vol. 11, No. 3 (September 2010): 405-427. (SSCI) download

"Regime Change in the Aegean: Reconsidering Foreign Influence," Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2 (October 2009): 319-347. (AHCI) download

"Civilian Support and Military Unity in the Outcome of Turkish and Greek Interventions," Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Summer 2009): 47-75. download

"The Effects of the Population Exchange on the Greek and Turkish Political Regimes in the 1930s," East European Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Summer 2008): 97-128. (SSCI) download

Chapters in Edited Books

“The 15 July 2016 Failed Coup and the Security Sector”, Routledge Handbook on Turkish Politics, edited by Alpaslan Özerdem and Matthew Whiting (Routledge, 2019), 284-295.

“Turkey”, The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces, edited by Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 157-178.

"Turkey: Populism and Geography," Shaper Nations: Strategies for a Changing World, edited by William I. Hitchcock, Melvyn P. Leffler, and Jeffrey W. Legro (Boston: Harvard University Press, 2016), 124-137. link to the book

"Türkiye-Yunanistan Nüfus Mübadelesi’nin Siyasi Rejimlere 1930’lardaki Etkisi," (The Effects of the Population Exchange on the Greek and Turkish Political Regimes in the 1930s) 90. Yılında Zorunlu Nüfus Mübadelesi: Yeni Yaklaşımlar, Yeni Bulgular (Turkish – Greek Compulsory Population Exchange in its 90th year: New Approaches, New Findings), edited by Bilge Gönül et al. (Istanbul: Lozan Mübadilleri Vakfı Yayınları, 2016), 61-66.

"The Rule of Law and Judicial Reforms in Turkey between 2002 and 2013," (with Senem Aydın-Düzgit) Siyasetin Bilimi: İlter Turan'a Armağan (The Science of Politics: Essays in Honor of Ilter Turan), edited by Boğaç Erozan, Nihal İncioğlu, and Pınar Uyan-Semerci (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2015). download

"Rejim Değişiklikleri: Otoriterleşme ve Demokratikleşme," (Regime Change: Authoritarianization and Democratization) Karşılaştırmalı Siyaset: Temel Konular ve Yaklaşımlar (Comparative Politics: Basic Subjects and Approaches), edited by Sabri Sayarı and Hasret Dikici Bilgin (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2013). link to the book

"From Tutelary Powers & Interventions to Civilian Control: an Overview of Turkish Civil-Military Relations since the 1920s," Turkey’s Democratization Process, edited by Carmen Rodriguez, Antonio Avalos, Hakan Yılmaz, and Ana I. Planet (London & New York: Routledge, 2013). link to the book

"Turkey: The Counterintuitive Transition of 1983," (with Senem Aydın-Düzgit) Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective, edited by Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). download

"Avrupa Fikri: Barış ve Bütünleşme Projesi," (The Idea of Europe: A Project of Peace and Integration) (with Ayhan Kaya, Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Özge Onursal) Avrupa Birliği Hakkında Merak Ettikleriniz: Avrupa Birliğine Giriş (What You Wonder about the European Union: Introduction to the European Union), edited by Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul: Hiperlink, 2013). download

"Katılımcı ve Çoğulcu Demokrasi," (Participatory and Pluralist Democracy) Avrupa Birliği Hakkında Merak Ettikleriniz: Avrupa Birliğine Giriş (What You Wonder about the European Union: Introduction to the European Union), edited by Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul: Hiperlink, 2013). download

"Turkey's Relations with the United States and Israel under the Justice and Development Party Government," Troubled Triangle: The United States, Turkey, and Israel in the New Middle East, edited by William B. Quandt (Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2011). link to the book

"Avrupa Birliği ve Demokratikleşme," (The European Union and Democratization) Avrupa Birliği'ne Giriş (Introduction to the European Union), edited by Ayhan Kaya, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Yaprak Gürsoy and Özge Onursal (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2011).

"Civil-Military Relations as a Component of Democratic Consolidation in Turkey: A Comparison with Greece," Turkey-European Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities, and Constraints, edited by Meltem Müftüler-Baç and Yiannis A. Stivachtis (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008): 303-324. download

"Democratization in Greece and Turkey," International Governance and International Security: Issues and Perspectives, edited by Yiannis A. Stivachtis, (Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 2005): 363-388.

Published Reports

"Brexit: Türkiye-Birleşik Krallık-AB İlişkilerinde Siyasi ve Ekonomik Riskler ve Fırsatlar," (Brexit: Political and Economic Risks and Opportunities in Turkish-UK-EU Relations) Dış Ekonomik İlişkiler Kurulu (DEIK), September 2019. link

"Renewing and Rethinking Bilateralism after Brexit," edited by Andrew Glencross, Aston Centre for Europe, July 2019. link

"Turkish Public Attitudes toward the Military and Ergenekon: Consequences for the Consolidation of Democracy," Working Paper No. 5 EU/5/2012, Istanbul Bilgi University, European Institute, May 2012. link

"Is There an Europeanisation of Turkish Foreign Policy? An Addendum to the Literature on Candidate Countries," (with Meltem Müftüler-Baç) for RECON -European Union Sixth Framework Project, December 2009. download

"The European Union’s Enlargement Process and Collective Identity Formation in Turkey: the Interplay of Multiple Identities," (with Meltem Müftüler-Baç) for RECON -European Union Sixth Framework Project, June 2008. download

"International Influences on the Transition to Democracy after the 1980 Military Intervention," (with Senem Aydın-Düzgit) for the Project "Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Development" Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University, July 2008. download and link

Newspaper Articles and Other Opinion Pieces since 2018

“Turkey is facing its own coronavirus crisis – so why is it sending medical supplies to the UK?,” The Conversation, 22 April 2020, link

“Turkish Populism as a ‘Theory-Reconstructing’ Case Study,” LSE Euro Crisis Blog, 11 December 2019. link

“Why would a Third Country Root for Soft Brexit? Views and Lessons from Turkey,” The Foreign Policy Centre, 29 January 2019. link

"Brexit ve Türkiye-İngiltere-AB İlişkileri” (Brexit and Turkey-Britain-EU Relations), Murat Aksoy ile Meraklısına Bilim (one-hour TV talk show), Medyascope. link

“Turkey in and out of NATO? An Instance of a Turbulent Alliance with Western Institutions,” (with İlke Toygur), Royal Institute of Elcano ARI 73/2018, 11 June 2018. link

“The Recent Crisis between Greece and Turkey: Two NATO Allies on the Brink of War, Again,” The Foreign Policy Centre, 24 April 2018, link

“Can Erdogan Retain Power? Turkey on Verge of Presidential Election” Sputnik News UK, 19 May 2018, link

“Doç. Dr. Yaprak Gürsoy: Kısa Vadede Ege’de Çözüm Işığı Yok” (Dr Yaprak Gürsoy: No Short-Term Prospects for Solution in the Aegean) Evrensel, 18 March 2018, link

“Türkiye-Yunanistan-Kıbrıs Üçgenindeki Gerilim Konjonktürel” (Tensions in the Turkey-Greece-Cyprus Triangle is Conjectural) Sputnik News Turkey, 14 February 2018, link