Gareth Jenkins

Nonresident Senior Fellow



Gareth Jenkins is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Joint Center's Silk Road Studies Program, and a regular contributor to its biweekly Turkey Analyst. He is a writer and analyst based in Istanbul, Turkey, where he has been resident since 1989. During his first ten years in Turkey, he worked as a journalist for international wire services, newspapers and periodicals, covering a broad range of political, economic and social issues related to Turkey and the surrounding region. In recent years he has focused primarily on analysis, contributing numerous articles, reviews and commentaries to scholarly journals and edited volumes and delivering presentations at seminars and conferences. His special fields of interest are civil-military relations, terrorism and security issues, and political Islam. 


Selected Publications

Gareth H. Jenkins, Between Fact and Fantasy: Turkey’s Ergenekon Investigation, Silk Road Paper, August 2009.

Gareth Jenkins, Political Islam in Turkey: Running West, Heading East? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Gareth Jenkins, "Muslim Democrats in Turkey?", Survival, vol. 45 no. 1, 2003.

Gareth Jenkins, Context and Circumstance: The Turkish Military and Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).


Publications in Silkroad Database