Protesters in Turkey are voicing their opposition to a democracy without democracy. Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar analyze the build-up to the protests and the issues at stake. Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has thus far refused any serious engagement with the thousands protesting the destruction of Gezi Park in... Continue Reading
Bora Isyar is Lecturer in Political Theory at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. He is the co-editor of Europe After Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality, and has published in Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Common Market Studies, and openDemocracy.