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...

The Syrian Quagmire and Erdoğan’s Coalition of the Willing: More Difficult Times Ahead for Turkey-EU relations?

The Syrian Quagmire and Erdoğan’s Coalition of the Willing: More Difficult Times Ahead for Turkey-EU relations?

The Syrian Quagmire and Erdoğan’s Coalition of the Willing: More Difficult Times Ahead for Turkey-EU relations? Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war two...

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...