Public Policy Reports:

Religion, Failed States and Violence. Centre on Religion and Global Affairs, 2017

Editor, Theologies of Hope- Muslim, Christian and Jewish Perspectives, Centre on Religion and Global Affairs, September 2016

         A report deconstructing extremist narratives and offering an alternative one, written by a group of Middle Eastern and African scholar

Future of Religious Freedom Advocacy. Centre on Religion and Global Affairs, 2017

Co-author, Fleeing Persecution: Asylum Claims in the UK on Religious Freedom Grounds, APPG on International Religious Freedom - House of Commons & Asylum Advisory Group, 2016

A report explaining asylum process in the UK and how it handles religious persecution based asylum claims. It provides an overview of good practice and international standards on the subject, and points out to failures of the UK on religious freedom cases. 

Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey: A Survey and Assessment of Textbooks, US Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2015

A survey and analysis of all textbooks used in compulsory religious education in Turkish schools from grades 4 to 12.

Co-author, Article 18; An Orphaned Right, All Party Parliamentary Group in International Religious Freedom, June 2013

Official report of All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom at the British Parliament, surveying religious violence and human rights abuses around the world, assessing legal provisions and UK government responses.

Prospects for Turkey, London: Legatum Institute, September 2010

A 30,000 word report on social and political developments in Turkey and changes in its foreign policy.

No Place to Call Home; Experiences of Apostates from Islam and Failures of International Community, London: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, April 2008

A widely acclaimed 50,000 words long report with qualitative research in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and the UK as well as surveys of laws across the Islamic world and current Islamic thought, seeking to highlight human rights abuses suffered by apostates.


Public Foreign Policy Essays & Briefings:

Turkey and Iran relations in the Rouhani era, European Council of Foreign Relations, June 2014 

Turkey and Egypt: Misconceptions & Missed Opportunities, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, May 2014

Turkey beyond Islamism and Authoritarianism, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, September 2013

Turkey- Domestic challenges that will dominate AK Party government’s third term, Foreign Policy Centre, London, 06 September 2011

Laicite, Religion and Socio-political Dissociative Personality Disorder in Turkey,The Foreign Policy Centre; "Exploring Turkishness: Rights, Identity and the EU Essay Series", December 2010



How Violence Shapes Religion: Belief and Conflict in Middle East and Africa, Cambridge University Press, 2018

Budala; Nietzsche ve Dostoyevski Karşı Karşıya, Istanbul: Kaknüs , 2011

A book in Turkish titled The Idiot: Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky Face to Face, which compares thoughts, lives and beliefs of Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky through Nietzsche’s uses of Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot.

Ve Tanri Agliyordu, Istanbul: GOA Publications, 2006

A book in Turkish titled And God was Crying, on the question of belief and meaning in the 21st century.


Book chapters:

“Religious Minorities and conversion as national security threats in Turkey and Iran”, in Kirkham, David ed. State Responses to Minority Religions, Surrey: Ashgate, December 2013

“Caring for the 'other' as one of 'us': Reflections on Advocating Freedom of Religion for All”, Children of Abraham; Religious Tolerance and Liberty in an Age of Violence, Yale University Press

“Islam, Democracy and Our Way of Life” in Between Hostility and Naivety; Uncovering the best Christian responses to Islam in Britain, Milton Keynes: Authentic, 2011


Theatre Play:
Kohelet – A play in Turkish on urban isolation, mourning and life.  Produced for a major stage by Tiyatro 6 Unsur in Istanbul for 10 shows.



"A Duty to Remember? Politics and Morality of Remembering Past Atrocities", Journal of International Political Anthropology, Vol 5 (2012) No.1

"International Religious Freedom Advocacy in the Field: Challenges Effective Strategies and the Road Ahead", The Review of Faith & International Affairs; Volume 10, Issue 3, 2012

“Politics of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority States”, Review of Faith and International Affairs, Vol 9, No 2, Summer 2011, Oxford: Routledge

“Decoding Turkish foreign policy hyperactivity”, co-written with Jonathan Paris, The Washington Quarterly- October 2010, Volume 33, Number 4, Washington DC : Center for Strategic & International Studies

“Muslim-majority States and Human Rights”, Religion Compass, Volume 4, Issue 5, Pages 876 - 886, September 2009, Blackwell Publishing


Opinion Editorials:

Human Face and Cost of Violence, Huffington Post, 2 August 2014

The Limits of Erdoganology, Today's Zaman, 7 July 2013

Turkey; The Great Media Puzzle, Al Jazeera Magazine, 6 July 2013

Time to worry: Turkey is becoming USA!, Huffington Post, 6 June 2013

Protests in Turkey are tremendous democratic advance, Public Service Europe, 5 June 2013

On the need for remembering Gezi Park right, Today's Zaman, 5 June 2013

The danger with faith-based humanitarianism, Today's Zaman, 26 March 2013

Opposition party job vacancy- Apply Immediately, Today's Zaman, 10 August 2012

Getting Iran's nuclear program wrong, very wrong, Huffington Post UK, 11 May 2012

The case for privatizing religion in Turkey, Today's Zaman, 10 May 2012

Shariah in Times of Political Change, Today's Zaman, 24 April 2012

Syrian Crisis and its implications for Turkish Russian relations, Daily Star Lebanon, 9 March 2012

Damage caused by WikiLeaks to human rights advocacy, Huffington Post UK, 6 February 2012

Would acknowledging past prevent new crimes? , Today’s Zaman, 27 January 2012

Loving prophetic voices of the past but hating those of today, 19 January 2012

Iran, Armenia and Armenian, The Commentator, 10 January 2012

Honouring Turkish Schindlers of 1915, Huffington Post, 3 January 2012

UK and Turkey: A New Alternative European Alliance?, Huffington Post UK, 16 December 2011

A Postmodern Turkey? Today’s Zaman, 9 December 2011,

The world according to Bashar al-Assad, Today’s Zaman, 25 November 2011

The true test of democracy in the Middle East, Today’s Zaman, 1 November 2011

Demystifying Social Media and the ‘Arab Spring’, the Commentator, 24 October 2011

Religion and Diplomacy in the 21st century: the Turkish model, Today’s Zaman, 17 October 2011

Making Sense of False Media Reports on Turkey, Huffington Post UK, 6 October 2011

The Giant Blind spot of Human Rights NGOs, Huffington Post UK, 2 October 2011

Tell me what you ask about Turkey, I will tell you who you are, Huffington Post UK, 29 September 2011

Promising Future for British-Turkish Relations, Today’s Zaman, 07 September 2011

Tactical Failure of Turkish Policy on Mavi Marmara Crises, Huffington Post UK, 3 September 2011

How the press got the UK Home Affairs Committee report wrong, Huffington Post UK, 4 August 2011

Dangerous Turkish Gamble on Cyprus and EU, Huffington Post, 26 July 2011

The future of Turkish-Egyptian Relations, Today’s Zaman, 20 July 2011

Is the Egyptian Revolution a Revolution?, the Commentator, 19 July 2011

A New Political Reality for Turkey, Public Service Europe, 13 June 2011

Turkish Foreign Policy and the New Middle East: alive and kicking, Bitter Lemons International, 26 May 2011

An Uncertain Future: Will uprisings change the religious persecution faced by Middle East’s Christians?, Sojourners Magazine, May 2011

Israel: the model for the future of Egypt?, Channel 4 News website, 03 February 2011

Turkey and Israel: souring international relations, Channel 4 News website, 03 June 2010

The Metamorphosis of Turkey; Public Service Magazine, 29 March 2010

Whither Turkey?, co author- Jonathan Paris, Hurriyet Daily News, 9 March 2010

Beauty, depending on where you live, Hurriyet Daily News, 27 November 2009

Facebook, Starbucks and travellers sanity, Hurriyet Daily News, 25 September 2009

What is your first language?, Hurriyet Daily News, 11 September 2009

Trotting the globe by day light or night, Hurriyet Daily News, 29 August 2009

Do we ever return ‘home’, Hurriyet Daily News, 14 August 2009

Standing with the desolate, Christianity Today, 25 March 2009

Why I signed the apology statement to Armenians, Zoryan Institute, December 2008

My dream of a Cosmopolitan Turkey, Turkish Daily News, 10 November 2008

British and Turkish taxpayers’ money, Turkish Daily News, 28 October 2008

PKK and failures of Turkish policies, Turkish Daily News, 13 October 2008

Obama and Delusions of Charisma, Turkish Daily News, 29 September 2008

Wanted; Stories of Turks who saved their Armenian neighbours, Turkish Daily News, 15 September 2008

Shiny Olympics shouldn’t disguise China’s dark reality, Turkish Daily News, 1 September 2008

Egyptian zebibas and Turkish headscarves, 18 August 2008

The Turkish fog of morality, Turkish Daily News, 10 August 2008

Do Western women deserve what they get?, Turkish Daily News, 28 July 2008

Defamation of Islam and denial of human rights abuses, Turkish Daily News, 14 July 2008

Fethullah Gulen versus Ayatollah Khomeini?, Turkish Daily News, 30 June 2008

Rendition: Nothing new under the CIA’s sun, Turkish Daily News, 16 June 2008

Why Turkish Airlines makes me proud, 2 June 2008

Of Headscarves and Men, Turkish Daily News, 19 May 2008

A Question of Belief, Comment is Free, the Guardian, 29 April 2008

On Being a Muslim Apostate and Writing on Apostasy, Turkish Daily News, 29 April 2008

The Problem with ‘modern’ Turks is…, Turkish Daily News, 08 April 2008

Deconstructing the new and the old Deep-State, Turkish Daily News, 03 April 2008

New Turkish curriculum teaches children to be ‘sacrifices’, Turkish Daily News, 25 March 2008

Turkish Armed Forces and postmodern war-management, Turkish Daily News, 17 January 2008

The AK Party, failure of Islamism and traditional Turkish politics, Turkish Daily News, 8 January 2008

We need ‘tamadas’, not historians or lobbyists, Turkish Daily News, 13 December 2007

A Theology of Guantanamo Bay, Exerceo Journal, 03 November 2007

Is Turkey going through the birth-pains of postmodernity? Turkish Daily News, 15 November 2007

Rehumanising Armenians and Turks, Turkish Daily News, 12 November 2007

Ahmadinejad owes a great debt to Bush, Turkish Daily News, 3 October 2007

What makes headscarves political; wearing or banning them? Parliament Magazine, 1 October 2007, Published title “Covering up the Truth

We need to mourn the loss of Ottoman Empire, Turkish Daily News, 13 August 2007

Sometimes forgetting is better than facing the past, Turkish Daily News, 29 May 2007

A Declaration of Universal Human Vulnerability, Turkish Daily News, 26 May 2007

Secularism and inventing history is just a convenient tool in Turkish politics, Turkish Daily News, 19 May 2007.

The Banality of murder of three Christians in Turkey, Turkish Daily News, 21 April 2007

Getting Islamism and Terror Wrong, Turkish Daily News, 16 April 2007 - Published title “A Letter to the West from an Ex-Muslim Eastern Christian

The Other Side of the Mountain: A Turkish Theologian in Armenia, The Institute of Global Engagement, Washington D.C., 2005

“The Persecuted Church: Fighting Cultural Alienation with Contextual Theology” How Shall We Think? Washington: The Institute of Global Engagement, Washington D.C., 2004