Kemalism

Is the Old Turkey Coming Back
Is the Old Turkey Coming Back?

The old Turkey was a period when the nation was reduced to only one ethnicity as prescribed in the Student Oath,...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey
Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey

It should be kept in mind that in Turkey today while on the one hand there is no actual problem with the country’s...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What's Really Behind Turkey s Student Oath Debate
What's Really Behind Turkey’s Student Oath Debate?

It seems that in cases when a decision made by the Erdogan administration is ruled out by a judicial body, those western...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Turkey s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue
Turkey’s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue

The Student Oath decision of the Council of State was perceived as taking a step back from democratization efforts and...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Rationality and the AK Party
Rationality and the AK Party

The AK Party proposes the politics of native-national, which is a project of political unity shaped around a particular...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The CHP s Confusion Regarding the Presidential Election
The CHP’s Confusion Regarding the Presidential Election

While all major Turkish political parties nominated their de jure or de facto party leader as their presidential...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kemalism is Over Long Live Opportunism
Kemalism is Over, Long Live Opportunism!

Over the course of the past seven years, Kilicdaroglu’s CHP differed from former party leader Deniz Baykal’s CHP in this...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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 politics gained relative...

Friday, March 30, 2018

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 and inspire hope in the...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Defining the 'national and native' discourse
Defining the 'national and native' discourse

The "national and native" discourse aims to explain one's identity and political goals as well as to develop an inclusive...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Why Turkey Does Not Have a Real Opposition Party
Why Turkey Does Not Have a Real Opposition Party

The post-2002 period figures as the acceleration of Turkey’s evolution into a total state. This fundamental transformation...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Turkish Foreign Policy Back to Kemalism
Turkish Foreign Policy: Back to Kemalism?

In the wake of Turkey's rapprochement with Israel and Russia, the opposition started talking about the need to go back...

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