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Monthly Archives: April 2008
The American April 30, 2008 Is the ruling party of Prime Minister Erdoğan a threat to Turkish democracy? Five experts share their thoughts. Turkey’s Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought against the ruling Justice and Development Party … Continue reading
Turkey poses particular problems for the foreigner attempting to make sense of it. Istanbul, especially, appears to be quite Western, and in many ways it is. This seduces the observer into thinking it is more intelligible than it is. It is easy to believe that you know what’s going on and who stands where on the political compass. Quite often, you’re wrong. Continue reading