The Guardian piece: “Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer v the tyrant… Package aftermath…


Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer v the tyrant

The Turkish prime minister revealed the iron fist in his velvet glove this summer, but of which is his true character built?

All summer long, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been in a very bad mood. The public squares and parks of Istanbul and several other Turkish cities were taken over by protesters he angrily dismissed as “riff-raff”, turning the full coercive power of the state on the largely peaceful demonstrators.


5 Reasons Why Erdogan’s Package Is More About Elections than Democracy

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed the details of the much-anticipated democratization package at a press conference in Ankara today.
For an untrained eye, the package might look like a small, but important step towards a better democracy, as it includes several improvements especially for minorities.

BDP unsatisfied, finds package insufficient

The opposition parties, particularly the Kurdish political groups, expressed their disappointment with regard to the democratization package
Democratization package leaves Alevi demands unanswered

Members of the Alevi community have expressed their unhappiness about the lack of measures in the package
EU welcomes package, will follow implementation

The European Union said it welcomed the democratization package announced by the Turkish government

Turkish PM unveils reforms after summer of protests

Some critics say Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s proposals do not go far enough in driving Turkey’s faltering democratisation

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, unveiled the first big package of liberalising reforms in years on Monday, making overtures to the large Kurdish minority and proposing that headscarved women be allowed to sit in parliament and be civil servants for the first time in the history of the Turkish republic.

Turkish PM announces details of ?democratization package?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is revealing the details of a much-anticipated democratization package

Turkey lifts ban on headscarf, to introduce Kurdish education with democracy package

Turkey will lift the ban on the wearing of headscarves in public institutions and will introduce education in Kurdish in private schools


Turkish Parliament opens for painful term

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will announce the democratization package today, which he has said will contain ?surprises?

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