Posts Tagged: AKP

Standing Up in Turkey

If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.

Turkey’s Troubles

Europe and the U.S. should back the beleaguered Turkish government because of the role a democratic Turkey can play in both stabilizing and liberalizing the Middle East.

Attila Durak

It’s a great freedom to say that I am Turkish American. But after 10 years of saying that, there is no Turkishness left.

Ertugrul Kurksu

An interview on anti-Americanism, Islam, and Istanbul.