Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Update – Turkish Politics, 22 December 2011

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Our “Tiny” Democracy Deficit AKP’s great success is not the creation of a “Eurasian Tiger” in the economy (driven by unsustainable current account deficits), nor its social reforms (there is none), or its foreign policy initiatives (remember Zero Problems with … Continue reading

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The Update – Turkish Politics, 12 December 2011

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Match Fixing and Religious Sects AKP is known for its homogeneity and absolute obeisance to its beloved leader Mr. R. T. Erdogan. In the decade long history of the party only three occasions had caused a visible schism.  First, the … Continue reading

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The Update – Turkish Politics, 6 December 2011

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HOPA, Where Turkish Human Rights Died The West knows little about the events in the tiny bucolic Black Sea town ofHOPA, which transpired before the June general elections.  An innocent and largely apolitical protest rally during PM Erdogan’s visit gave … Continue reading

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The Update – Turkish Politics, 1 December 2011

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Rising Authoritarianism in Turkey On Friday’s issue the Economist writes: “The West does not seem to notice the steady deterioration in human rights in Turkey, instead extolling it as a model for the Arab spring. “Europe is too mired in … Continue reading

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