Silenced Bird of Youth

Silenced Bird of Youth

April 2012

As jailed Turkish journalists steal the international limelight, basic liberties of Turkey's youth face an invisible attack of governmental restraints.

AKP’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Illusion or Distortion?

AKP’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Illusion or Distortion?

April 2012

Turkey could pay a high price for the failures following the foreign policy changes under AKP's Ahmet Davutoglu.

Turkish Economy: A Primer

Turkish Economy: A Primer

April 2012

As the first quarter ends, the wave of optimism keeps Turkey currently in balance.

Turkey's First Political Party, CHP: A Retrospective

Turkey's First Political Party, CHP: A Retrospective

April 2012

Last decade has witnessed an unprecedented anti-propaganda against Turkey's oldest political party: Republican People's Party (CHP).

Turkey's Need for a Constitutional Reform

Turkey's Need for a Constitutional Reform

April 2012

Doubts regarding AKP’s lack of sincerity and goodwill regarding the new constitution, clouds the country’s future.

Quo Vadis, Istanbul?

Quo Vadis, Istanbul?

April 2012

Renowned architects of Istanbul voice their concerns regarding the future of the metropolis.

The Misuse of the EU Accession Process and Civil Society

The Misuse of the EU Accession Process and Civil Society

April 2012

Though historically used as an instrument to maintain power, EU accession process has founf new avenues of political pursuits under Erdogan's leadership.

Internet Censorship in Turkey

Internet Censorship in Turkey

April 2012

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.

AKP vs. AKP: A Political Tug-o-War

AKP vs. AKP: A Political Tug-o-War

April 2012

Power struggles within AKP intensify while Turkey is on the verge of a fundamental paradigm shift.

Polarization and Democratization in Turkey

Polarization and Democratization in Turkey

April 2012

Turkey goes through a new cycle of polarization threatening the social equilibrium.

A Unique Example of Political Participation in Turkey: Twin Congresses

A Unique Example of Political Participation in Turkey: Twin Congresses

April 2012

The latest two congresses of CHP constitute an unprecedented move in the history of political parties in Turkey.

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.

A Dangerous Course: Decree-laws of 2011

A Dangerous Course: Decree-laws of 2011

April 2012

Public administration in Turkey is now more centralized and less democratic, in contradiction with EU criteria.

Gender Based Violence: A Present to Women of Turkey

Gender Based Violence: A Present to Women of Turkey

April 2012

Hindered by AKP's lack of determination, violence against women in Turkey takes a turn for the worse.

A Sustainable Solution to Turkey's Energy Dilemma

A Sustainable Solution to Turkey's Energy Dilemma

April 2012

Turkey's current energy policies are not sustainable. Yet for governments who are willing to look deeper, opportunities exist for a sustainable solution.

Beyoğlu: Killing Her Softly…

Beyoğlu: Killing Her Softly…

April 2012

The future of Istanbul's Soho is under threat. The municipal ban on outdoor tables and chairs raises many questions and rightful concerns.

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