Initiatives for Solving the Kurdish Question: A Contradiction or “an Ideological Consistency” of AKP?

Initiatives for Solving the Kurdish Question: A Contradiction or “an Ideological Consistency” of AKP?

Initiatives for Solving the Kurdish Question: A Contradiction or “an Ideological Consistency” of AKP? Introduction  After almost eleven years of the Justice and Development Party...

Turkey’s Increasing Dilemmas:  Old Routines, Gezi Park, Ergenekon and the Rule of Self-Censorship

Turkey’s Increasing Dilemmas: Old Routines, Gezi Park, Ergenekon and the Rule of Self-Censorship

Turkey’s Increasing Dilemmas: Old Routines, Gezi Park, Ergenekon and the Rule of Self-Censorship Introduction The increasing political and administrative pressures on citizens, the human rights...

Islam, Islamism and Muslimism

Islam, Islamism and Muslimism

Islam, Islamism and Muslimism Islam has been the main focus of many analysts and politicians in recent history. This fourteen centuries old religion has changed...

Far and Near Brazil

Far and Near Brazil

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 13 Far and Near Brazil Does Google know everything? Almost. according to Google maps the distance between Recife...

Approaching the ‘Peace Process’ as a Discourse

Approaching the ‘Peace Process’ as a Discourse

Approaching the ‘Peace Process’ as a Discourse The new process of dialogue between the Turkish government and the PKK –the Kurdish group that is labelled...

Criticism to Erdoğan Goes Deeper than Trees and “Interference with Lifestyles”

Criticism to Erdoğan Goes Deeper than Trees and “Interference with Lifestyles”

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 11 Criticism to Erdoğan Goes Deeper than Trees and  “Interference with Lifestyles” Some observers explain the Gezi Park...

On the Origins and Possible Consequences of the Gezi Protests

On the Origins and Possible Consequences of the Gezi Protests

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 10 On the Origins and Possible Consequences of the Gezi Protests When the AK Party was established, it...

Erdoğan: A Religious Dictator or Rational Politician?

Erdoğan: A Religious Dictator or Rational Politician?

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 9 Erdoğan: A Religious Dictator or Rational Politician? Starting on May 27, Turkey has witnessed some of the...

Uprisings in Turkey: Preliminary Thoughts and Questions from Social Movement Theories

Uprisings in Turkey: Preliminary Thoughts and Questions from Social Movement Theories

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 8 Uprisings in Turkey: Preliminary Thoughts and Questions from Social Movement Theories Turkey has been loud for three...

A Government in Search for Legitimacy: Gezi Park and Manipulation

A Government in Search for Legitimacy: Gezi Park and Manipulation

Gezi Park Resistance Article Series – No. 7 A Government in Search for Legitimacy: Gezi Park and Manipulation This essay covers the protests started in...