Mehmet Altan (born 11 January 1953 ) is a [1 ] Turkish academic economist, journalist, and author of over 25 books. Describing himself as a "Marxist-liberal", he is the originator of the term "Second Republic", arguing that Turkey needs to reconstitute its republic as a true democracy. He is a strong supporter of the [2 ] Accession of Turkey to the European Union.
Background [ edit ]
He was born 1953 in
Ankara, Turkey to the journalist and writer Çetin Altan as the second of two sons. His brother Ahmet Altan is also a journalist and writer.
Altan studied at the
Sorbonne University from 1979 to 1984, completing masters and doctoral degrees in economics. [2 ]
Altan has worked at the
Istanbul University Faculty of Economics since 1986, first as assistant professor, then associate professor (1987) and full professor (1993). [3 ]
From 1987 to November 2006 he contributed to
, before moving to Sabah , becoming editor-in-chief. He left Star Star in January 2012. He has been dismissed from his paper because of government's pressures on media. [3 ] [4 ]
Kanatlı Karınca, Nisan Yayınları 1985
Süperler ve Türkiye, AFA Yayınları 1986
Marks'tan Sevgilerle, Güneş Yayınları 1989
Darbelerin Ekonomisi (1990)
Kapitalizm bu köye uğramadı
Kurtler: Seytan Soyundan Mi?
İkinci Cumhuriyet'in Yol Hikayesi
Puslu Demokrasi : Ergenekon Güncesi
, Metropolis İslam Timas Publishing Group. ISBN 978-605-114-108-4
References [ edit ]
^ Çetin Altan, 12 January 2011, Büyük bir rüzgâr gülü
^ a b , 18 April 2009, Hurriyet Daily News Provocative politics as the family business
^ a b pgchallenges.org, Prof. Dr. Mehmet ALTAN
^ "There’s never been this much pressure on Turkish media, Mehmet Altan Says". salihsarikaya.com.
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