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Turkey, The Loner State

In recent years, the Turkish government has claimed that Turkey is one of the big powers in the world. Yiğit …

Plumbing the Deep State

Before leaving Turkey for London with my family in 1999, I remember regularly seeing uniformed men on television commenting on …

Body of Politics

The recent Gezi Park protests in Istanbul unleashed a series of arguments on gender politics in Turkey. The sheer number …

Ankara’s Creationists

In mid-June, the Turkish state body responsible for promoting science and scientific research, TÜBİTAK, told a group of top scientists …

The Turkish Model

In an unprecedented move, in late December 2012 Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government started negotiations with the Kurdistan …

Awakening Pera

When a small group of environmentalists and liberals started sleeping in a small, overlooked park next to Istanbul’s central Taksim …

Keep Bridging the Gap

Three weeks of unrest in Turkey have left five people dead, injured many others, and forced thousands more to seek …