Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s Rising Wave of Social Protests

This year’s Istanbul election and last year’s move to a presidential system have unified and galvanized the opposition, raising questions about Erdogan’s next move.

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1984 Revisited: The Rise of the Neo-Authoritarians

The graphic warnings in George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 are as relevant today as they were when it was first published 70 years ago.

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Erdogan’s Risky China Gamble

Official Turkish delegation to inspect troubled Xinjiang.

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Political Courage Compared: US Vs. Turkey

Why is standing up to one-man rule and presidential nepotism actively pursued among AK Party grandees in Turkey, but not by Republicans in the U.S.?

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Why Erdogan Won’t Let Istanbul Slip Away

Erdogan can use any number of legal, political or foreign policy tools to ensure his candidate wins this time around, no matter the reputational costs.

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Erdogan Makes Mockery of Elections

Ultimately, Erdogan might end up losing Istanbul again. And botch yet another opportunity to normalize relations with the Kurds.

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The Beginning of the End of Erdogan’s Era

Public sentiment is moving away from President Erdogan in Turkey’s largest cities, especially his hometown of Istanbul. This will have major political ramifications.

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Erdogan At a Crossroad

Losing Ankara and Istanbul is a significant defeat for Turkey’s President.

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Erdogan’s Ploy to Convert Hagia Sophia into Votes

Erdogan’s rhetoric on converting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque could rock his relations with Russia, given its growing interest in the Orthodox Church and its adherents.

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Turkey Plants Its Flag in Christchurch

Another move in the country’s battle with Saudi Arabia for leadership of the Muslim world.

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