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Opinion: Erdoğan’s Lost Luster

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Lost Luster

It was not only Turkish public opinion that was shocked by the recent leak of an audio recording of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in which he hinted at the direct pressure he exerted on the media. The Turkish opposition has often warned against the expansion of...
Opinion: Erdoğan is his own worst enemy

Opinion: Erdoğan is his own worst enemy

Locals and tourists of all ages walk around and mix with the crowds who venture into İstiklal Avenue’s packed shops and restaurants. Groups take pictures with the Republic Monument, the statue that celebrates the formation of the Turkish Republic and its founder,...
The Turkish Model

The Turkish Model

In an unprecedented move, in late December 2012 Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government started negotiations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to resolve the protracted conflict between the Turks and Kurds. Crystallizing during the disintegration...