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The rise and fall of Turkey?s Erdogan

by Acturca
Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) July 23, 2012 By M K Bhadrakumar * Israel?s emergence from the woodwork can signal only one thing: the Syrian crisis is moving towards the decisive phase. The lights have been switched on in the operation theatre and the carving of Syria is beginning. What is going to follow won?t

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Turkey: Will AKP Government Crack Down on Military?s Business Interests?

from EurasiaNet.org – Turkey by k_kumkova

One of the defining achievements of Justice and Development Party?s tenure in power in Turkey has been forcing the country?s once omnipotent army firmly back into the barracks and out of political life. Yet the military’s economic power has been largely left untouched.

 

Old faces on CHP board despite vow of change

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s main opposition party elects a new top board of predominantly

 

AK Party should cling to freedoms, not bans

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by MEHMET BARLAS
How can such a narrow-minded administration look differently at the issue of ?banning? when it is about prohibiting headscarved women from receiving an education? Bans may be introduced to protect the public health.

 

Presidentialism vs. Parliamentarism in Turkey

by Acturca
GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 1, July 2012, 4 p by Ergun Özbudun * While Turkey is in the midst of a constitution-making process, the debate has re-sparked over the switch to a presidential or semi-presidential system. This brief cautions against this change for two reasons. First, Turkey currently does not have a

 

Turkey: Erdogan has no rivals in 2014 presidential vote

by Acturca
ANSAmed (Italia) 17 July 2012                                                        Italiano Francesco Cerri First constitutional reform for US-style presidential system Polls on the 2014 presidential elections in Turkey show President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winning candidate. If

 

Erdoğan – Kurtulmuş: A perfect match

from Hurriyet Daily News
With Turkish politics turning out to be a ?one-man show? more and more, political commentaries are increasingly revolving around the

The AKP after Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News
It has been almost a decade since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in Turkey

 

Erdoğan eyes fourth term as party leader

from Hurriyet Daily News
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday signaled his intention to seek a fourth term as party.

 

Kemalism Replaced by Gülenism in Turkey

from Yahoo news
A man-made system or revolution lasts as long as its master lives; when the man dies, the system dies with the man. Once a friend of mine traveled to Turkey a decade or so ago, and he was surprised at the omnipresence of Ataturk.

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