Elect or Erect: 2015 Elections in Turkey

Elect or Erect: 2015 Elections in Turkey

May 2015

It is hard to state that majority of the Turkish citizens are equally interested in upcoming elections. AKP voters are sure that their party will win yet another election by 40 to 50 %. This confidence partially stems from the typical belief that the standard voter is inclined towards a stable future which is supposed to be associated and represented by the...

“Woman Without a Name”

“Woman Without a Name”

May 2014

Although the women of Turkey had obtained various rights long before many European countries had, a reverse process began in the aftermath thereof. Duygu Asena,a famous Turkish female writer who made significant contributions regarding the development of women’s movement in Turkey, had summarized the position of women in Turkey quite well with the name of her...

The June uprising in Turkey and the fall of the JDP(Justice and Development Party)

The June uprising in Turkey and the fall of the JDP(Justice and Development Party)

May 2014

One of the recurring comments regarding the Gezi Park protests that kicked-off on May 31st and which has escalated into a mass rally for an astonishing period of 3 weeks, literally spreading throughout the nation, has been that the opposition’s rather weak and inadequate standing that has fuelled the defiance of the masses and helped support the intensity of...

Istanbul: The Other Name For The Approaching Big Political Fight?

Istanbul: The Other Name For The Approaching Big Political Fight?

October 2012

Being the center of business and cultural arena of Turkey, Istanbul will "host" a political fight over the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Social Policy and Local Administration in Turkey

Social Policy and Local Administration in Turkey

May 2012

The lack of a central welfare strategy in Turkey has turned social support into a public relations tool for AKP through municipal activities.

The Social Policy Landscape of Turkey

The Social Policy Landscape of Turkey

April 2012

AKP's lack of commitment to reform Turkey's social policies in accordance with EU deepens the threat on the country's workforce.

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