Wall Street Journal- India
Few believe the prime minister’s explanation that his newfound wealth?millions of dollars in property and a reputed eight Swiss bank accounts, according to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks?is the result of wedding gifts received by his son.
Dr Didem Buhari-Gulmez (co-editor of ChangingTurkey.com)
Turkey?s single-party government formed by the Justice and Development Party (JDP) is in power since 2002. Its success according to many relies upon its claim to expand individual freedoms and reverse the Sevres syndrome, which refers to the establishment?s paranoia against foreign invasion and domestic threats ?such as ethnic and religious minorities and political Islamists.
Hurriyet Daily News
He previously taught at Istanbul Technical University. He has a weekly program called metropolitika on civil and local participations, on Açık Radyo (open radio). He worked as the director of Local Authorities Research Department at Istanbul Bilgi ..
Bulent Arinc says original crackdown was unjust and government is sensitive to demonstrators’ concerns
Turkey’s deputy prime minister has offered an apology in an effort to appease anti-government protesters across the country as hundreds of riot police deployed around the prime minister’s office in the capital for a fifth day.
“Turkey is not in a situation to preach democracy because winning elections alone is not an indicator of the quality of democracy,” Ilter Turan, a professor at Istanbul’s private Bilgi University said. “Mr Erdogan does not accept any limitations to his
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He worked as the director of Local Authorities Research Department at Istanbul Bilgi University, and was the driving force behind various civil initiatives. Gümüş is also a writer for Architectural Review XXI, and his articles have been published in .
By James M. Dorsey, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, June 2, 2013
Almost a week of countrywide protests in Turkey have left an indelible mark on the country?s political landscape: broad discontent with the policies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan?s policies and increasing haughtiness bubbled to the surface; militant soccer fans thousands of whom joined the Taksim Square protests united and were politicized; and the role police force plays in solidifying opposition groups and resolve was highlighted.
Translated by Emre Yıldız
The public demonstrations in Turkey are a challenge to the social destruction and political regression being pushed through by an autocratic prime minister. This is a moment for change, says Kerem Oktem in Istanbul.