March 13, 2014

Why Erdogan Is Inaugurating Taxi Stands

Elcin Poyrazlar, Vocativ

The Associated Press

The Turkish prime minister has developed a strange fondness for obscure ribbon-cutting ceremonies, even when they have little to do with his government.

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March 6, 2014
Erdogan's Endless Legitimacy Crisis
Kadri Gursel, Al Monitor
Though Dec. 17, 2013, will go down in history as the day that a "grand corruption and bribery operation" targeting the government was launched, it was also the day that the conflict between the Justice and Development Party... more ››
March 5, 2014
Libertarian Turkey
Soner Cagaptay, Hurriyet Daily News
A major factor shaping this libertarian trend is the country’s economic transformation over the past decade. Thanks to the sound economic policies of the AKP, Turkish incomes have more than doubled since the AKP came to... more ››
March 10, 2014
The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be
Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier. more ››