Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

A successful democratic transition requires not merely the change of elites at the helm of the state, but also a dismantlement of the authoritarian structures, establishment of democratic checks and balances, free media, effective political alternatives and building up of tolerance towards individual cultural and lifestyle choices of even those do not conform to the preferences of the majority. And herein lies the snag with the “Turkish model.”

 

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Eldar Mamedov and Viktor Makarov
Eldar Mamedov and Viktor Makarov
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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