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œDemocratic Opening the Legal Status of Non-Muslim Religious Communities and
“Democratic Opening,” the Legal Status of Non-Muslim Religious Communities and the Venice Commission

This article deals with a recent opinion adopted by the Venice Commission at its meeting onMarch 12-13 concerning the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reimagining Minorities in Turkey Before and After the AKP
Reimagining Minorities in Turkey: Before and After the AKP

This article analyzes the changing concept of “minority” in today’s Turkey. Minorities have been historically conceived as...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Alevi Opening Concept Strategy and Process
The Alevi Opening: Concept, Strategy and Process

The Alevis, with their varied discourses, are in the midst of a deep intra-comunial debate as to how they will sustain...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turkey s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue The MHP
Turkey’s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue: The MHP’s Reaction to the “Democratic Opening”

Turkey’s current government’s ‘democratic opening’ project has led to a series of political discussions regarding the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Militarization of Secular Opposition in Turkey
The Militarization of Secular Opposition in Turkey

Turkey under the pro-Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has represented an opportunity to go beyond...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The CHP and the œDemocratic Opening Reactions to AK Party
The CHP and the “Democratic Opening”: Reactions to AK Party’s Electoral Hegemony

The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government has initiated a number of democratic opening initiatives to tackle...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The œDemocratic Opening in Turkey A Historical Comparative Perspective
The “Democratic Opening” in Turkey: A Historical/Comparative Perspective

This article aims to analyze the process of AKP’s democratic opening in an historical and comparative perspective with...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turkey s Constitutional Amendments Between the status quo and Limited
Turkey’s Constitutional Amendments: Between the status quo and Limited Democratic Reforms

This article deals with debates surrounding the package of constitutional amendments proposed by AK Party deputies. The...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turkish Politics in a Changing World Global Dynamics and Domestic
Turkish Politics in a Changing World, Global Dynamics and Domestic Transformations

Turkish Politics in a Changing World, consisting of articles written by Keyman and Öniş discusses Turkey’s political...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blood Beliefs and Ballots The Management of Kurdish Nationalism in
Blood, Beliefs and Ballots: The Management of Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey, 2007-2009

Robert Olson has been a pioneering and prolific scholar of Kurdish nationalism. In Blood, Beliefs and Ballots, he analyzes...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The New Leader for the Old CHP Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
The New Leader for the Old CHP: Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

The CHP constitutes a crucial place in Turkish political life. From its establishment to its closure after the military...

Friday, October 1, 2010


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