Monthly Archives: April 2015

Whatever the election result, constitutional crisis ahead

Whenever he does it, there is probably a reason to pay attention. Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat, a former deputy and an influential Kurdish “founding father” of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), has raised the alarm to higher levels once … Continue reading

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Akçam: ‘The Other Turkey’

Below are remarks offered by Prof. Taner Akcam at the Times Square Armenian Genocide Commemoration on April 26. On this, a day laden with great urgency and historical meaning, I would like to thank you for allowing me to appear … Continue reading

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Kadıoğlu: ‘Skeletons in the Turkish closet’

I share this article by my friend, Auşe Kadıoğlu, a moving, partly personal account of the dark period of late Ottoman History. Just like the skeletons that were discovered in Diyarbakır in 2012 nearly 100 years after they were buried, … Continue reading

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Erdoğan turns Turkey into a combat zone

The elections on June 7 are all about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It is about his future, position, legitimacy and survival. This bitter fact, which diminishes further hopes for Turkey ever coming closer to a “democratic order,” has turned all … Continue reading

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Turkey’s great ‘1915 limbo’: Who is responsible?

How to explain the reasons why the Turkish government, once more in limbo, has cornered itself in despair over how to handle the 100th Anniversary of the Great Armenian Tragedy, which almost everyone today agrees amounted to genocide? Yes, it … Continue reading

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Erdoğan chooses to keep ‘Kurdish process’ in tense limbo until after the elections

Here is my take on what may be going on in Erdoğan’s mind: For all those who did not (want to) pay attention to the “process skeptics” like myself, the latest sharp “curve,” symbolized by the bloody skirmishes between the units … Continue reading

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Will the HDP be able to pass 10 % threshold?

Now that the parties have handed over their candidate lists for the June 7 election, the real race may begin. For us analysts, it is also much easier to predict the directions the politics will take, whether Recep Tayyip Erdoğan … Continue reading

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