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With the main opposition party gaping, Erdoğan launches ‘cultural revolution’

”The constitutional referendum and the authorities’ handling of the campaign that preceded it have reinforced concerns that Turkey is descending ever deeper not only into authoritarianism but into lawlessness. Indeed, the refusal to provide the referendum result with a patina … Continue reading

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Taboo-breaking Belge Publishing House raided: ‘Black history of Turkey is back’

When I heard the news, I called him first thing in the morning. At the other end of the line, there was this elderly gentleman – 70 years old – known as one of the boldest taboo-breakers in Turkey. ‘Good … Continue reading

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Time to stop engineering religion

Democrats and reformists from all camps in this country may have been united in expecting a fully democratic constitution for Turkey, but each and every one has his/her own focal point and red line about it. While legitimate concerns are … Continue reading

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