The latest two congresses of CHP constitute an unprecedented move in the history of political parties in Turkey.
Month: April 2012
Polarization and Democratization in Turkey
Turkey goes through a new cycle of polarization threatening the social equilibrium.
Internet Censorship in Turkey
AKP government has received much international praise for furthering Turkey’s democratic stand. Yet looking into the reality of internet censorship in Turkey reveals another fact altogether.
Turkish Economy: A Primer
As the first quarter ends, the wave of optimism keeps Turkey currently in balance.
The Misuse of the EU Accession Process and Civil Society
Though historically used as an instrument to maintain power, EU accession process has founf new avenues of political pursuits under Erdogan’s leadership.
Turkey's Need for a Constitutional Reform
Doubts regarding AKP’s lack of sincerity and goodwill regarding the new constitution, clouds the country’s future.
Beyoğlu: Killing Her Softly…
The future of Istanbul’s Soho is under threat. The municipal ban on outdoor tables and chairs raises many questions and rightful concerns.
The Social Policy Landscape of Turkey
AKP’s lack of commitment to reform Turkey’s social policies in accordance with EU deepens the threat on the country’s workforce.
A Sustainable Solution to Turkey's Energy Dilemma
Turkey’s current energy policies are not sustainable. Yet for governments who are willing to look deeper, opportunities exist for a sustainable solution.
Gender Based Violence: A Present to Women of Turkey
Hindered by AKP’s lack of determination, violence against women in Turkey takes a turn for the worse.
A Dangerous Course: Decree-laws of 2011
Public administration in Turkey is now more centralized and less democratic, in contradiction with EU criteria.
Turkey's First Political Party, CHP: A Retrospective
Last decade has witnessed an unprecedented anti-propaganda against Turkey’s oldest political party: Republican People’s Party (CHP).