To begin, I will briefly explain the concepts of Gesellschaft (civil society) and Gemeinschaft (community) as developed by the … More
The characteristics inherent in presidential systems, such as extreme personification of politics, high cost of losses and wins, a strengthening … More
One of the recurring comments regarding the Gezi Park protests that kicked-off on May 31st and which has escalated into … More
Introduction Turkish people went to polls for municipal elections on March 30, 2014. Results show that the governing Justice and … More
The AKP has finally turned words into action by drafting and sending Parliament a proposal to change the … More
Introduction: AKP, Justice and Development Party, has built its reign on power through a series of unorthodox networks of … More
After three consecutive electoral defeats against the ruling Justice and Development Party, Turkey’s first political party, the Republican People’s Party, is experiencing a difficult period, fluctuating between Kemalist and social democratic principles.
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.
AKP’s sociological terminology of brothers and sisters have recently been turned into the politics of impossible brotherhoods by their.
The “new” CHP tries to re-capture its votes by showing respect to religious and cultural values and accepting the market economy.
The Governing Party AKP, who once claimed to bring, conservative – democracy to the country, turned out to be the focus of extreme nationalism.