An interview with Nilüfer Göle: “Europe’s homegrown Turkish ethno-nationalists”

December 6, 2018

According to sociologist Nilüfer Göle, many European countries have failed to integrate their Muslim and Turkish citizens. In an interview published on, an internet portal dedicated to promoting dialogue with the Islamic world, Göle argues that this has served to deepen social polarization in Europe. The interview, titled “Europe’s homegrown Turkish ethno-nationalists,” was conducted by Luca Steinmann.

Göle is professor of sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, or EHESS) in Paris and a NOMIS board member. She is leading the project Public Space Democracy.

The project is run by Deutsche Welle and involves the Goethe-Institut, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education) as members of the project advisory committee. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.