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“No” campaigners’ hands tied in referendum fight

By Mike Kenson For a Turkish opposition whose discourse turns frequently – and not without justification – to criticism of the AKP’s perverse conceptions of democracy, the governing party’s electoral record must be a lasting source of discomfort. Erdogan and his party’s near-flawless performance at the ballot box since their …


Turkey’s Journey — Erdoğan’s Nomadism

By Abraham Thicke Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s all powerful president, is taking his nation on a journey. That, at least, is what the pro-government media endlessly proclaims. What is less clearly articulated is that the route, expected arrival date, mode of transport and even the destination are constantly changing. In …