Associate Professor of Sociology, Koç University, Istanbul
Murat Ergin is associate professor of sociology at Koç University in Istanbul. He is the author of ‘Is the Turk a White Man?’: Race and Modernity in the Making of Turkish Identity (2016).
Nations and empires
Turkey’s hard white turn
In 20th-century Turkey, modernisers turned to eugenics and claims of an ancient Asian past to argue that Turks were white