Turkey

What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy

What are the Prospects of the Turkish Economy?

A developing country such as Turkey needs not an over-valued currency but certainly an...

Understanding the New Turkey Towards Post-Kemalist Politics

Understanding the New Turkey: Towards Post-Kemalist Politics

Following the momentum of economic and political liberalization in Turkey, and as the realm of...

What is Turkey s Shale Gas Potential

What is Turkey’s Shale Gas Potential?

The existing shale gas potential of Turkey, though not abundant, can still decrease the country's...

Is the Turkish Economy Overheating

Is the Turkish Economy Overheating?

Reducing the current account deficit and inflation, and making high economic growth sustainable...

CHP s Possible Strategies for the 2019 Election

CHP’s Possible Strategies for the 2019 Election

From the 1970s onwards, Erbakan established four different political parties – all which were...

The Identity Crisis of the Iyi Party

The Identity Crisis of the Iyi Party

Reducing the Iyi party's ideological baggage to such an extent that can lead to the creation of...

Does Turkey s AK Party reduce Democracy to Elections alone

Does Turkey’s AK Party reduce Democracy to Elections alone?

While the AK Party cannot be blamed for reducing democracy to elections alone, it is accepted...

Not Financial Speculations but Financial Attacks against Turkey

Not Financial Speculations, but Financial Attacks against Turkey?

There is a general sentiment within Turkish society that volatility in the Turkish lira has its...

What Will Pre-Electoral Alliances Bring to the Turkish Political System

What Will Pre-Electoral Alliances Bring to the Turkish Political System?

By increasing voter turnout, the pre-electoral alliances invalidate the principle of “If you...

The Future of CHP and Turkey s Democracy

The Future of CHP and Turkey’s Democracy

Will CHP be able to break the vicious cycle, contribute to democracy, find solutions to problems...

Art Artists and Politics No Limits for Transgression

Art, Artists and Politics: No Limits for Transgression?

It is impossible to think of artists as beings without political thoughts but when they cross the...

Does the 1997 Coup Trial Suffice to Confront the History

Does the 1997 Coup Trial Suffice to Confront the History of Coups?

The room for maneuver created by the strong reaction to the 2016 coup attempt by the Turkish...

The Political Economy of the Post-modern Coup

The Political Economy of the “Post-modern” Coup

One of the most tragic features of the era in terms of the relationship between politics and...

Will the 1997 Memorandum Last a Thousand Years

Will the 1997 Memorandum Last a Thousand Years?

As pro-democratic political and public actors change power balances in their favor, coup attempts...

The Praxis of Husamettin Arslan

The Praxis of Husamettin Arslan

Arslan had said that his youth was spent in an interfile social circle due to the fact that he...

What Happened in Turkey on February 28

What Happened in Turkey on February 28?

Those who claim that February 28 was not a coup are only trying to cover up their own crimes. I’m...

Turgut Cansever In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

Turgut Cansever: In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

Turgut Cansever's primary concern was to combine architecture with ethics that entailed a...

Notes from the Border What Operation Olive Branch means for

Notes from the Border: What Operation Olive Branch means for the Border Towns of Turkey

A young Kilis resident we came across while walking said to us: “When they [terrorists] kill,...

From CHP to HDP a Hidden Tunnel in Turkish Politics

From CHP to HDP: a Hidden Tunnel in Turkish Politics

On the way to 2019, despite the discomfort that it creates among its voter base, Kilicdaroglu’s...

The AK Party-MHP Alliance and Turkey s Presidential System

The AK Party-MHP Alliance and Turkey’s Presidential System

The alliance-forming process between the AK Party and the MHP also revealed another tangible...

What to Expect for the Turkish Economy in 2018

What to Expect for the Turkish Economy in 2018

Turkey will enter 2019, a year with two critical elections, much stronger if economic growth...