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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Now, it is the turn of “Gülenists” to be eliminated from the bureaucracy and to be deprived of any social and economic power, on the way to “the second one-party period” in Turkey.
No army can defeat “resistance movements” without transforming itself into a killing machine.
More than 20 years ago, I was antagonizing my secularist friends on the matter of religious freedoms. I was discussing the shortcomings of the Kemalist regime with 'the old-fashioned Republicans' in the name of democracy
After the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) nominated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as its candidate for the presidential elections, he gave a speech and promised the beginning of “a new epoch” for Turkey.
Turkey’s presidential election is going to be a choice between 'problematic old Turkey' and 'problematic new Turkey'
After too much emphasis on the Sykes-Picot order as the root of problems in the region, it is now the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that claims the legitimacy of fighting Sykes-Picot.
It seems 'the pragmatism of Islamists' has defeated 'the Western pragmatism,' at the end of the day
I remember the times when our high school history textbooks changed in the late 1970s, after the nationalist-conservative coalition government came to power
Pankaj Mishra’s elaborate review of India’s elections (Guardian Review, May 17) was a sad read for me, especially in these troubled days of democracy in Turkey.
The story of Turkey is neither 'peculiar' nor 'surprising,' as many claim. Turkey is another 'banal' case of rising 'illiberal democracies'
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