Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Dr. Zafer Yılmaz

Dr. Zafer Yılmaz
Einstein Fellow
zafer.yilmaz (at)

Visiting address
Charlottenstraße 81 , Room
Phone number
(030) 2093-66609
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Short Profile

Zafer Yılmaz has received his PhD from Ankara University. He has been a researcher and visiting scholar at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Brunel University London, the University of California, Berkeley and Universität Potsdam. He currently works on the rise of authoritarianism, transformation of the rule of law and citizenship in Turkey.


The Genealogy of Turkish "Exceptional" State: The State of Emergency Policies, Constitutionalism and Citizenship in Turkey

This research examines the impacts of state of emergency and martial law policies on the constitutionalism and legal and constitutional foundations of citizenship from 1960 military coup to 2019 in Turkey. It aims to reveal deeply rooted legal and the political mechanisms, which strengthen the everlasting appeal to the state of emergency policies in the country.