Hasan Ali Karasar

Hasan Ali Karasar, is a Bilkent Ph.D. who has taught in both the History and IR departments, and done consulting on Russian and Central Asian issues for the Ankara-based think tank ASAM (Avrasya Stratejik Arastirma Merkezi). He has published articles in numerous scholarly venues on issues relating to Central Asian history, ethnography, and politics.


  • Tribe and Tribulation

    How the Kırghız came to Van

    From Issue 33

    After years of wandering in western China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, a group of Kirghiz have finally made a lasting home in the highlands of eastern Anatolia. The historian Hasan Ali Karasar, who as a boy in Van witnessed their arrival, recounts their extraordinary tale. Photographs by Jonathan Henderson

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