was born to an Armenian family in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1950. He graduated from the Department of Economics at the School of Political Sciences of Ankara University with a master's degree. He has published eight books concerning Turkish politics. He is currently a columnist at the Turkish daily Zaman, and produces TV programmes on Turkish politics. He is one of the most outspoken political commentators in the Turkish press today.
Understanding the cultural history of neighbourly conflict in Turkey
Any discussion of conflict between Turkey and its neighbours must take into account the social organization of the Ottoman period, writes Etyen Mahçupyan. [more]