Deconstructing the Anti-Government Protests in Turkey

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Muddassar Ahmed

For the past three weeks, the park, along with the square, has become a hub of activity, with thousands of encamped protesters confronting water cannon and tear gas-wielding riot police. But despite the harsh rhetoric and the violence, the reality is that Prime Minister Erdogan has little to fear.

There Is Real Anger at Erdogan's Authoritarianism, But a Turkish Spring Is Unlikely

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci

Could this lead to a Turkish Spring? Unlikely. Turkey is a politically polarised country. Public discontent and frustration with AKP policies is growing but yet unlikely to become the majority. Erdogan and his party still believes they have the conservative majority behind them...

The AKP Faces Another Challenging Year

Robert O'Daly | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK
Robert O'Daly

Recent economic indicators suggest that at least some of the risks to the Turkish economy that built up in 2010-11 have started to ease. Although this improvement may be partly due to external developments outside of the control of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, much of the rebalancing process has been policy-induced.

There is no Spring in Turkey, It's the Coldest Winter We've Ever Seen

Berke Alkan | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home
Berke Alkan

"Merhaba!", This how we say hello in Turkish. But, "Günah Keçisi" is what we were found saying after the Van earthquake, just as we did after the 1999 İzmit earthquake. What does this mean? Brilliant guess! We've found a scapegoat!