The “Hidden” That Never Was

The “Hidden” That Never Was

May 2012

After a decade of undisputed power, AKP can no longer be accused of pursuing a hidden agenda. The agenda was never hidden; it was actually obvious.

CHP’s New European Perspectives

CHP’s New European  Perspectives

May 2012

Turkey's left-wing CHP and EU social democrats are set to ameliorate their relationship. Mutual effort is key for success.

For Whom the Bells Toll

For Whom the Bells Toll

May 2012

Misguided policy choices drive Turkey's economy to the edge of economic crisis.

Turkey’s Second Privatization Agency: TOKI

Turkey’s Second  Privatization Agency: TOKI

May 2012

Turkey's Mass Housing Administration (TOKI) is consuming public assets relentlessly, becoming a device to redistribute property-driven wealth among its supporters.

My Science…

My Science…

May 2012

Turkey's scientific orientation is now under AKP's full authoritative coercion.

Justice and Jurisdiction in 2012

Justice and Jurisdiction in 2012

May 2012

Controversy and misconduct in Turkey's judicial system promises further instability.

Taming of the Theater

Taming of the Theater

May 2012

The new regulation of Istanbul's City Theater portrays a deepening political and ideological approach to administration of art via public funds.

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.

Modification or Destruction? A Debate on the New Education System

Modification or  Destruction? A Debate  on the New Education  System

May 2012

By introducing the 4+4+4 system, the AKP Government decreased the elementary education period to four years, and paved the way for the secondary education of Religious Vocational High Schools.

Government’s New Healthcare Policy and Violence Against Medics

Government’s New Healthcare Policy and Violence Against Medics

May 2012

The new healthcare policies set by the Ministry of Health has decreased the quality of the service, while increasing the tension between the medics and the patients.

The Ecological Threats Concerning The Third Bridge

The Ecological  Threats Concerning  The Third Bridge

May 2012

The proposed new routes for Istanbul's third bridge across the Bosphorus does not only threaten the ecology of the city, but it will give a way to new areas for unplanned urbanization.

Ataşehir District of Istanbul: A Case of Social Model of Local Government

Ataşehir District of Istanbul: A Case of Social Model of Local Government

May 2012

The new district of Istanbul portrays a Scandinavian model designed along the lines of social citizenship.

EU Must Decide Now on Turkey

EU Must Decide Now on Turkey

May 2012

Historically, European political traditions have based their assessment of Turkey on two distinct ideological differences.

Anatolia: The Land of Prosperity

Anatolia: The Land of  Prosperity

May 2012

Anatolia is one of the best examples of a land which cherishes the diversity of different belief systems and cultures, despite all the efforts to destroy it.

Google is Great

Google is Great

May 2012

Asked whether Shari'a should be the only source of legislation, one of the sources of legislation, or not be a source of legislation.

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