Turkey: It’s Not Only About a Tree, Stupid (Part 2/2)

June 19, 2013

Erdogan’s government has antagonized major portions of Turkish society over the last decade. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Negotiations with the PKK The Turkish government’s handshake with a terrorist organisation, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK),...

Taksim Square: Turkey’s Turn to Protest?

June 18, 2013

Recent protests in Turkey have exposed deep seated divisions within society. But do they threaten to weaken the stability of Erdogan’s government? Background Until recently, Turkey’s citizen-government relations have remained relatively stable, overshadowed by the ever increasing...

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...