No limit to PM’s divisive discourse as election nears Today’s Zaman Ayhan Kaya, the director of the European Institute at Bilgi University, spoke with Today’s Zaman and criticized Erdoğan’s strategy of sparking tensions and deepening distrust in society. He said Erdoğan’s emphasis on religious and ethnic divisions has … And the winner of Turkey’s presidential election is… populism
Erdogan victory could shift Turkish president’s role from figurehead to more … Fox News If there is a war or something,” said Ilter Turan, a professor at Istanbul’s Bilgi University. “It is not one in which the president calls a session and says: Let’s build a bridge. That’s not the idea.” Presidents take an oath to remain neutral when … Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote
And the winner of Turkey’s presidential election is… populism Washington Post (blog) Joshua Tucker: Continuing our series of Monkey Cage Election Reports, the following is a guest post from political scientists Sezin Öney (Bilkent University) and Emre Erdoğan (Istanbul Bilgi University). *****. The motto of Turkey´s Aug. 10
In this incredibly disturbing video (and accompanying article in Hurriyet Daily News) a reporter embedded with Islamic State documents their propaganda/brainwashing activities, aimed at young boys. One IS member threatens on camera that if the apostate Turkish government doesn’t turn the Euphrates water back on, which Turkey has blocked with its dam, IS will come to Istanbul and turn it on from there. He is quite explicit that this is a threat. Hello, Ankara?
Turkey’s presidential election candidates open Democracy News Analysis – by Umit Kurt and Oguz Alyanak An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Turkey’s presidential candidates, and of the electorate’s views, indicate that Erdoğan will be the victor of the upcoming elections on 10 August 2014.
Intimidation of Turkish journalist by political leadership threatens media freedom and journalists’ safety, says OSCE media freedom representative OSCE – Vienna – Aug 8 – VIENNA, 8 August 2014 – Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media expressed concern today over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by the highest authorities in Turkey. ”I am alarmed by
Know your place you shameless militant,’ Turkish Prime Minister tells female journalist independent.co.uk – Aug 8 – Turkey’s Prime Minister has called a prominent female journalist a “shameless militant woman” who should “know her place”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Amberin Zaman, the Turkish correspondent for The Economist, on…
The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul roadsandkingdoms.com – Joseph Dana – Aug 8, 6:03 AM – The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul In Turkey, it’s never easy to arrange interviews. This is especially true in Istanbul, where life is saddled by traffic and the near-constant movement of the city’s roughly 18 million inhabitants. Still, tracking The next move of ‘Teflon Tayyip’ BBC News | Europe | Why Erdogan has come to dominate Turkey