While the ruling party’s threats of military force risk Turkey’s security and long-term stability, opposition to any involvement at all by some factions of the country’s left wing deserves criticism.
Month: December 2012
Turkey’s Arab Spring Journey: Qui Vadis on Syria?
While Turkey continues its journey with a sharp shift in policies towards Arab countries, the “spring” has come to its border.
The Effect of Public Opinion on AKP’s Syrian Policy: “Stop! We Are Friends”
Although public opinion about Syria was in favor of the government, recent polls show that the Turkish public does not support the government’s Syrian policies anymore.
What’s Happening in Syria?
Although Turkey’s pretext for intervention in Syria has changed to “Syrian mortars killing Turkish citizens” from “the absence of democracy,” the end result of the fragmentation does not seem profitable for Turkey.
“The Madmen Lead the Blind”
By looking at the famous quotation of King Lear, we can see how perfectly the words find their equivalent in today’s political environment in Turkey.
The CHP’s Ideological Crisis: Both Diffident and Different
After three consecutive electoral defeats against the ruling Justice and Development Party, Turkey’s first political party, the Republican People’s Party, is experiencing a difficult period, fluctuating between Kemalist and social democratic principles.
Alevis in AKP’s Foreign Policy
AKP’s aggressive policy to expand Islamic brotherhood started to become a threat for Alevis in Turkey.
AKP’s Crisis Response Model: Thrive on Superficiality
Instead of addressing the critical policy needs, AKP Administration appears to be juggling with them.
As tides are rising and Reflections TURKEY…
Reflections TURKEY, as we noted in our previous issue, has been following closely the national and regional policy ramifications of … More
Can Turkey Avoid the Middle Income Trap?
The tasks and responsibilities that Turkey would have to undertake in a Peace Support Operation by NATO would inflict significant costs and burdens on the country.
The European Perception of Turkey in the Syria Crisis
As many critics in Europe noted, Turkey, in its aggressive policy toward Syria, is becoming more and more isolated and seems to be “trapped in the swamp.”
The Result of the Bar Association Elections: Unsatisfactory Rule of Law
In the recent Turkish bar elections, lawyers were not only selecting their presidents and board members, they were in fact putting forward their opinions and preferences regarding the current rule of law in Turkey.