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Turkey's Democratic Resurgence

A European Spirit

In the streets of Istanbul, a new democratic spirit is taking root. But the violent repression of dissent shows that it cannot flourish as long as Erdogan remains in charge.

by Kerem Öktem 12.06.2013



Turkey's Democratic Deficit

The Erdogan Problem

The on-going anti-government protests in Turkey demonstrate the pitfalls of majoritarian style democracy and the need for broader reforms to address underrepresented groups in the country.

by Neophytos Loizides 07.06.2013



US Policy in the Middle East

Delayer in Chief

The United States hoped to build Turkey into a model democracy in the Middle East, and to wait out the turmoil of the Arab Spring. Both policies have failed.

by Stefano Casertano 13.06.2013



Protests in Taksim Square

24 Years Later

Exactly 24 years after the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Turkey’s prime minister has to decide how to respond to demands for real secular democracy. Will he agree to reforms – or “go Chinese”?

by Stefano Casertano 05.06.2013

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