The idea that democracy is essential for progress and that unhindered declarations of the preferences of the hoi polloi must replace those … More
Introduction Turkish people went to polls for municipal elections on March 30, 2014. Results show that the governing Justice and … More
Recent discussions show that instead of wanting to be a member of the EU, Turkey has turned its face to … More
International scrutiny of Turkey’s government on issues such as human rights, personal freedoms and liberties and rule of law has … More
Introduction: AKP, Justice and Development Party, has built its reign on power through a series of unorthodox networks of … More
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.
While Turkey continues its journey with a sharp shift in policies towards Arab countries, the “spring” has come to its border.
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.
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.
In the midst of a war, AKP Government has failed in navigating her allies in the West.