Akyol on Video

Faith Versus Tradition in Islam

At TEDxWarwick, Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices  have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world’s general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs?  (The University of Warwick, UK,  March 7, 2011)

Turkey and the Arab Spring

Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations and Mustafa Akyol discuss on an episode of Bloggingheads, focusing Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East and the upcoming Turkish election. (Washington D.C. and Istanbul, June 1, 2011)

Turkey, Islam and the Middle East

A student who studies Economics at the University of Warwick talks to Mustafa Akyol  in a wide-ranging interview including topics such as Islam & Liberty, the Arab Spring, the Middle East and more. (The University of Warwick, UK, March 7, 2011)

The Commercial Heritage and Contribution of Islam

Mustafa Akyol speaks at the Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics at the Austrian Scholars Conference at Ludwig von Mises Institute. (Auburn, Alabama, March 12, 2011)

The Politics Behind the Viva Palestina Convoy

Mustafa Akyol on an online discussion on Al Jazeera English (January 7, 2010)

Religious Freedom: Turkey’s Bridge to the European Union

Mustafa, Akyol gives a lecture titled “The View from the Turkish Side of the Bridge: Obstacles and Prospects” at the International Archon Religious Freedom Conference.  (Brussels, Belgium,  November 17, 2010)

Turkey’s Stand

Mustafa Akyol on an online discussion on Al Jazeera English (October 13, 2009)

Brave New Turkey: Yes We Can!

Mustafa Akyol addresses the complex tensions between cultural and political modernization in Turkey at the Campagna-Kerven Lecture on Modern Turkey at Boston University. As a society that has always admired Western culture and political ideals, Akyol argues, Turkey may now be better equipped than most Muslim countries to embrace religious pluralism, but not if the country’s growing nationalism trumps its sense of tolerance. (Boston University, April 15, 2009)

Kemalism and Its The French Connection

Mustafa Akyol speaks at the Property and Freedom Society meeting held at the Hotel Karia Princess. (Bodrum, Turkey, May 24, 2009)

Q&A with Mustafa Akyol and Peter Mentzel

Mustafa Akyol answers questions at the Property and Freedom Society meeting held at the Hotel Karia Princess. (Bodrum, Turkey, May 24, 2009)

Religion, Pluralism, and Freedom of Inquiry

Mustafa Akyol speaks Religion and the Open Society Symposium at the The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (March 25, 2008)

Islam & Freedom: The Turkish Experience -Part I

Islam & Freedom: The Turkish Experience -Part II

Mustafa Akyol talks at the Ibn Khaldun Seminar, organized by the Malaysia Think Tank at the Trinity College. (Dublin, Ireland, November 10, 2007)

Turkey and Europe, Is Islam a Threat?

Listen to this talk given at Georgia Institute of Technology online here. (Atlanta, March 14, 2011 )