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...

From Uludere to Dağlıca: Impotency of the Powerful

From Uludere to Dağlıca: Impotency of the Powerful

While we sincerely hope that we do not live through another tragedy for the rest of 2012, what we leave behind, in that case Uludere...

What Went Wrong with Kemalism?

What Went Wrong with Kemalism?

The contradictions of Kemalism arose when the Kemalists realized that the transition from sultanate to national sovereignty could not be achieved through a gradual process...

The Reality of Pozantı Prison: Unsolved Social Issue

The Reality of Pozantı Prison: Unsolved Social Issue

Nearly a month ago, Dicle News Agency (mostly covers news about Kurdish issue) wrote about the torture, rape and sexual harassment that Kurdish children were...

Democracy in Turkey: Cautionary Tales from the Neighbourhood

Democracy in Turkey: Cautionary Tales from the Neighbourhood

Popularized in the media under the misnomer of the ‘Arab spring’, the events that have shaken the Middle East throughout the past year provided the...