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Mehmet Ilhan

Dr Ilhan has a BA (Hons) in Arabic and Religious Studies from Leeds University, and a PhD in History from the University of Manchester. Dr. Ilhan is a specialist in History and Socio-economic History of the Ottoman Empire and History of Islam. He has taught Turkish Language at the University of Manchester, History at Ankara University, History and Turkish Language at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (in Arabic) and History at Al al-Bayt University of Jordan (in Arabic).

Prior to taking up his appointment at the Australian National University in 2003, Dr Ilhan was Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1989-2003).

Articles by Mehmet Ilhan (1)

  • Reset: Why Erdogan is mending (some) fences

    Economics and ethnic solidarity both played a role in the rapprochement reached between Israel and Turkey and economics is also a motivating factor in Turkey's recent overtures toward Russia. There is a reason why Turkish President Recep Erdogan refers to a 'common history and common culture' in all his speeches.