Religious Kurds' nostalgia for the Ottoman era helped AKP in its initial years

Mustafa Gürbüz, a sociologist at American University and the host of The House of Wisdom podcast for Ahval, interviewed Gülay Türkmen, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Graz's Center for Southeast European Studies and a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.  

Under the Banner of Islam: Turks, Kurds, and the Limits of Religious Unity, published by Oxford University Press, focuses on the ambivalent role Islam has played in Turkey's Kurdish conflict--both as a conflict resolution tool and as a tool of resistance.