Posts Tagged: AKP
It's not just liberals that have soured on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It's the country's often overlooked ethnic minorities.
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.
The United States has a real opportunity to encourage Islamists to express their frustrations through peaceful means.
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.
Its a great freedom to say that I am Turkish American. But after 10 years of saying that, there is no Turkishness left.
An interview on anti-Americanism, Islam, and Istanbul.
In the courtship of Europe and Turkey, both sides are having second thoughts.