Changing Turkey interview with Dr. Jenny White on Turkish Politics

Interview with Dr. Jenny White on Turkish Politics and Her Latest Novel ?The Winter Thief?

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

Jenny B. White is associate professor of anthropology at Boston University, former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and sits on the board of the Institute of Turkish Studies. She has received numerous grants and fellowships from, among others, the Social Science Research Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and Fulbright-Hays. She is author of Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (2002) (Winner of 2003 Douglass Prize for best book in Europeanist anthropology); and Money Makes Us Relatives: Women?s Labor in Urban Turkey (second edition, London: Routledge, 2004). She has authored numerous articles on Turkey and lectures internationally on topics ranging from political Islam and civil society to ethnic identity and gender issues. Professor White is currently writing a book on contemporary Turkish nationalism and Islam. She has been following events in Turkey since the mid-1970s. All of her books have been translated into Turkish.

YAVUZ BAYDAR – A new closure case under way?

There are various descriptions of Turkey as it steers further into 2010. One of them uses the metaphor of a ship whose destination is unchangeable because its steering wheel is locked. The opposing metaphor, of course, is of a ship adrift in high waters.

Court accepts indictment about Cage Operation Action Plan
Today’s Zaman
That discovery came as part of an investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine gang whose suspected members are currently standing trial on charges of having

World news roundup: In Turkey, at least 20 are arrested in coup plot
Washington Post
The sweep that targeted the Ergenekon network spanned eight provinces and included the detention of at least one active duty military officer and one

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul chats with a soldier wounded ...

Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul chats with a soldier wounded in the line of duty as Turkey’s Chief of General Staff General Ilker Basbug (C) looks on in Ankara March 19, 2010. Gul is visiting an army rehabilitation center, where amputee soldiers who were wounded during clashes with Kurdish PKK rebels in southeast Turkey, are treated. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkey detains 28 more over Ergenekon case

Turkish security forces have detained 28 suspects nationwide over affiliation to Ergenekon as the long-running probe into the alleged underground terror organization continues.”

28 detained in new Ergenekon wave
Today’s Zaman
The National Police Department detained 28 individuals in raids across nine provinces yesterday as part of the ongoing investigation into Ergenekon

PM Erdogan continues “sanitizing” Turkish military and detains an additional 20 people In alledged coup plot case

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FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – A direct intervention in the judiciary

Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ, in his latest interviews with the Milliyet and Hürriyet dailies earlier this week, made statements in defense of some members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) who stand accused of engaging in terrorism.
Military probe might turn evidence into ‘piece of paper’
Today’s Zaman
Ergenekon is a clandestine criminal organization accused of working to overthrow the government. At a June 26 press conference Başbuğ had referred to the
‘Journalists did not care about authenticity of signature’
Today’s Zaman
The documents recovered from the hard disk of Balbay’s computer chronicled his meetings with retired military generals, journalists and other Ergenekon

AK Party parliamentary group deputy chairman Suat Kılıç: Gov?t under siege by active judiciary

Suat Kılıç, the deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party?s (AK Party) parliamentary group, has said that the biggest hindrance to change in Turkey are people who rely on the status quo to maintain their power, claiming that the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are trying to ascend to power by using the military and the judiciary as a shield. Kılıç believes that Turkey is unable to amend its Constitution or its laws due to the lack of a truly modern left-wing party.

Army statements prove action plan whistleblower right
Today’s Zaman
Ergenekon is a clandestine criminal organization accused of working to overthrow the government. The anonymous officer was also the one to send the origina

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Başbuğ?s need to talk

Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ, who gave separate interviews to the Milliyet and Hürriyet dailies during which he explicitly criticized ongoing judicial cases in which several members of the armed forces stand accused, has drawn strong criticism for making comments about these cases and for ?talking too much.?

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