The recent years of the AKP rule have been marked by the increasingly polarizing voice of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the … More
At the first election in which the president was elected directly by the electorate in Turkey, the ruling AKP (Justice … More
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.
Instead of addressing the critical policy needs, AKP Administration appears to be juggling with them.
The contemporary kind of authoritarianism called “elected despotism” seems to be replacing the ideological totalitarianism.