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Democratic Opening
Understanding Turkey s Kurdish Question
Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question

The Kurdish question has been one of the most highly debated issues in Turkey for the last few decades, if not earlier....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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 AKP and the Alevi Opening Understanding the Dynamics of
The AKP and the “Alevi Opening”: Understanding the Dynamics of the Rapprochement

The AKP government has undertaken a series of steps to understand and respond to Alevi identity-based claims. Popularly...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kurdish Political Movement and the Democratic Opening
Kurdish Political Movement and the “Democratic Opening”

There has long existed a Kurdish political movement with its illegal, legal, and semi-legal aspects of it. All of Turkey...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Democratic 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

Turkey s Kurdish Conflict Pathways to Progress
Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict: Pathways to Progress

This paper discusses the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, within the context of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. What...

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Democratic 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


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