CHP’s Proposal for the Resolution of the Kurdish Question

CHP’s Proposal for the Resolution of the Kurdish Question

July 2012

CHP's 10 point resolution proposal seem to provide a mechanically simple working framework with quite powerful moral and political messages.

Reflecting on a Hot Summer…

Reflecting on a Hot Summer…

July 2012

Today, people are wondering if Turkey is at the verge of an all-out military campaign against her neighbour in the South, Syria. Wondering; because there is still not an evident rationale for why the country would engage in an assault on her neighbour before the larger international community would exhaust all available means of a controlled resolution of...

Turkey Veers off The Democratic Path

Turkey Veers off The Democratic Path

July 2012

While Justice and Development Party is celebrating its third term in Government, their policies have revealed cracks in their foundations.

For AKP, the “Game” Has Just Begun

For AKP, the “Game” Has Just Begun

July 2012

With the rise of ethnic questions, the ruling party seems to be risking the decomposition of the political fabric of the Republic.

Turkey’s Current Account Balance: A Real Problem

Turkey’s Current Account Balance: A Real Problem

July 2012

Turkey's current account balance in term of its size, structure and perspective does not possess a reassuring stand so far.

Turkish Local Authorities on International and European Affairs

Turkish Local Authorities on International and European Affairs

July 2012

The EU accession process called for reforms permitting local authorities to conduct certain international relations, but the Government, so far, seems to have failed in implementing the reforms.

Abortion and Cesarean Sections: Acts of Crime?

Abortion and Cesarean Sections: Acts of Crime?

July 2012

The prime minister's statements on abortion and Cesarean sections show that AKP is striving to create a presidential system, in which the President would be omnipotent.

Turkey: Going Nuclear or What?

Turkey: Going Nuclear or What?

July 2012

Turkey's dependency on energy import requires a radical paradigm change on its policy.

The EU and Turkish Women: What Do the Numbers Say? What Does the EU Do?

The EU and Turkish Women: What Do the Numbers Say? What Does the EU Do?

July 2012

Although the international agreements signed by the Turkish Government impose the responsibility on Turkey to pursue policies and laws strengthening gender equality, the Government seems very reluctant to pursue EU standards.

Economic fragility and the crisis expectation of big business in Turkey

Economic fragility and the crisis expectation of big business in Turkey

July 2012

Turkey will have to couple its dynamic economic performance with development and respect for imitational players care of and respect advanced economic.

A Fresh Economic Paradigm for Social Democracy

A Fresh Economic Paradigm for Social Democracy

July 2012

The failure of neo-liberal policies around the world has opened a new global window of opportunity for social democrats.

China: A Distant Target?

China: A Distant Target?

July 2012

While the new developments in the Middle East creates strategic concerns for Turkey, the US seems to target Asia - Pacific region as its new project.

Working Conditions and Flexibility in Turkey

Working Conditions and Flexibility in Turkey

July 2012

While the government declares that its strategy on working conditions is focused on increasing Turkey's competitiveness, the worker's rights are violated almost on daily basis.

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