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Kurdish Question
Mapping the Pathways Public Perception and Kurdish Question
Mapping the Pathways: Public Perception and Kurdish Question

The Kurdish initiative announced by the governing Justice and Development Party has increased the discussions on the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Turkish Domestic Politics in 2009 Towards Normalization
Turkish Domestic Politics in 2009: Towards Normalization

This article analyzes Turkey’s domestic political developments in 2009, by situating them against the results and...

Friday, January 1, 2010

The CHP and the śDemocratic 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 2011 Elections and the Kurdish Question1
The 2011 Elections and the Kurdish Question1

This essay argues that the 2011 election results point to a number of important conclusions concerning the Kurdish...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order
Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order

The process of making a new constitution has prompted a debate about the place of Kemalism in the supreme normative order...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Understanding the AK Party s Identity Politics A Civilizational Discourse
Understanding the AK Party’s Identity Politics: A Civilizational Discourse and its Limitations

The AK Party seeks to respond to four challenges stemming from three confrontations (Islamism, Kemalism, and regional...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Identity Narrative and Frames Assessing Turkey s Kurdish Initiatives
Identity, Narrative and Frames: Assessing Turkey’s Kurdish Initiatives

In 2009 the Turkish government launched a novel initiative to tackle the Kurdish question. The initiative soon ran into...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turgut Ă–zal Twenty Years After The Man and the Politician
Turgut Ă–zal Twenty Years After: The Man and the Politician

Whether Turgut Ă–zal was a good politician remains up for debate. However, there is no question that he indeed was (and is)...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turkey s Kurdish Question and the Peace Process
Turkey’s Kurdish Question and the Peace Process

Turkey currently is witnessing a series of events that are most likely to go down in history as truly important...

Monday, April 1, 2013


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