Turkey’s Liberal Awakening: The Battle beyond Gezi Park and the Lifting of the Veil of Ignorance

Turkey’s Liberal Awakening: The Battle beyond Gezi Park and the Lifting of the Veil of Ignorance

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 2 Turkey’s Liberal Awakening: The Battle beyond Gezi Park and the Lifting of the Veil of Ignorance The...

What is in a Park?

What is in a Park?

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 1 What is in a park? “Imagine … the dawn of the 13th day of the occupation …...

Reproduction of the Reality through December 18 Middle East Technical University (METU) Riot

Reproduction of the Reality through December 18 Middle East Technical University (METU) Riot

Reproduction of the Reality through December 18 Middle East Technical University (METU) Riot As one of the leading philosophical figures of the twentieth century, Michel...

To Which Direction Does the Education Policy of Ak Party Change?

To Which Direction Does the Education Policy of Ak Party Change?

To Which Direction Does the Education Policy of Ak Party Change?[1] It came quite as a surprise when AK Party government, which had taken important...

Turkey’s Democratic Struggle under AKP Government: 2002-2010

Turkey’s Democratic Struggle under AKP Government: 2002-2010

This featured Paper is compiled from the notes of Mr. Sedat Ergin, a notable journalist and columnist in Turkey, from the speeches he gave at...

Where is Turkey Headed? The Rise of the Political Islam in the Recent Past

Where is Turkey Headed? The Rise of the Political Islam in the Recent Past

Where is Turkey Headed? The Rise of the Political Islam in the Recent Past I. Introduction This article analyzes the rise of Islamist politics in Turkey,...

New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government

New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government

New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government Recent changes in local governments Local government system, one of the most problematic areas of Turkish public administration, is...

Is Turkey Heading towards a Real Democracy?

Is Turkey Heading towards a Real Democracy?

We all know that freedom of expression is the most fundamental human right, as essential to human life as the first cry of a new-born...

Monetti: “Autonomy of the Judiciary is the Foundation of Democracy”

Monetti: “Autonomy of the Judiciary is the Foundation of Democracy”

In this article, the argument that I will try to examine is the defence of the independence and the autonomy of the Judiciary as well...

Limited Autonomy of the Civil Society and the Misuse of the EU Accession Process

Limited Autonomy of the Civil Society and the Misuse of the EU Accession Process

Misuse of the European integration process by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is interrelated to a process of the control of the civil society...