Turkey: Voting Out Founding Ideology

August 18, 2014

The Turkish people not only elected Erdogan, but they also voted against the founding ideology of the republic. As widely expected, Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, emerged victorious in the first round of the...

Turkey: Taksim is Not (Yet) Tahrir

June 03, 2013

Comparisons between Taksim and Cairo’s Tahrir Square are tempting. The protests in Turkey constitute a warning that maintenance of Erdogan’s style of government could turn Taksim into Tahrir. Almost a week of countrywide protests in Turkey have left an indelible mark on the...

Are Turkey’s Protests a Refutation of the Erdogan State?

June 02, 2013

The current protests in Turkey are about a government led by Prime Minister Erdogan that has stopped listening to its people. It is about a government that is increasingly restricting the media and all attempts at honest reporting about Turkey and its politics. Many are calling it the Turkish...