CategoryOPEN DEMOCRACY

Erdogan’s choice: between hubris and sustainable peace

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Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was voted in by more than 40% of those who voted in local elections on March 30, 2014. Erdoğan and his cabinet have represented their win as ‘certain victory’ against all oppositional political movements. But this is not the whole reality. First of all, quantitatively, while all other parties such as CHP, MHP and BDP-HDP (Pro-Kurdish opposition) gained...

FIXING A BROKEN TURKISH DEMOCRACY

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September 30, 2013 was a historic milestone in Turkey’s political life and that of its so-called ‘youthful’ democracy. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a democracy package including some reforms regarding the rights of different groups within society. This declaration was broadcast live by several television stations, a kind of habit in Turkey, whenever the Prime...

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