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Category: Allgemein, Interview, News, Newspaper, Press review, Pressespiegel

The series aims to bring more attention to different aspects of the Turkish community in the Austrian federal state. Many things were unknown and little differentiation had been practiced when reporting about the Turkish diaspora living in Austria. A defecit, which the VN and the EZIRE research associate wanted to catch up on.

Dr. Hüseyin Çiçek, political scientist and research associate at the EZIRE, comments  on the election victory of the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Vorarlberger Nachrichten. Similar to the referendum on the introduction of the presidential system, the head of state did not achi...

Category: Interview, News, Press review

Is the use of violence legitimized by Islamic Law? Is the Koran calling for the murder of non-believers? And what is the “Islamization of the Occident” all about? These are the questions that Mathias Rohe, founding director of the EZIRE, is concerned with in a new Focus series. In “Faktencheck Islam...

On Sunday, April 16th, the citizens of Turkey voted on introducing a presidential system. This constitutional referendum marks a new pinnacle of political developments in Turkey that have left Western states uneasy. Many fear the country is slowly drifting toward autocracy. Where to is Turkey’s path leading? And what role does Islam play in these new developments? Hüseyin Çiçek, a research associate at the EZIRE, addressed these questions in various contributions for radio and television.