Cigdem Toprak is a journalist and author born 1987 in Germany with Anatolian roots. She writes about identity, culture, migration, rap, feminism, social conflicts and minority policies. She has studied Political Science at TU Darmstadt as well as Conflict Resolution Studies at Sabanci University in Istanbul, completed her MA Program in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King´s College London with a thesis on Violence against Women in Turkey. Her career has brought her to Istanbul from beginning of 2013 to the end of 2014, in working as a communication manager and journalist as well as author for German media. She published her first book „Das ist auch unser Land!“ in October 2020. Her contributions have been published in Die WELT, Die WELT am SONNTAG, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ Magazin, FAZ Woche, ZEIT Online, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Die Presse, Tagesspiegel, Based Istanbul, Jüdische Allgemeine and more. She is now a doctoral candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität on Identity in Political Theory.  

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Book: Das ist auch unser Land! / published: October 2020 / Ch.Links Verlag