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Democracy and Civil Society in Turkey: Contesting Tutelage! 30 juin 2015

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 23, June 2015

Ayhan Kaya *

In the general elections held in Turkey on 7 June 2015, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 258 out of 550 seats in the Parliament, 18 seats less than the simple majority required to establish single-party rule. (suite…)

Between Appeasement and Rivalry: Turkey and Russia and their Neighborhoods 7 mai 2015

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 22, May 2015 , 3 p.

Adam Balcer *

Contrary to common knowledge, Turkey does not refrain from challenging Russia in its neighborhood. A substantial difference exists between Turkey’s policy towards Russia in the Black Sea region and in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. (suite…)

Turkey, Syria and Saving the PKK Peace Process 19 décembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 21, December 2014, 4. p.

by Hugh Pope *

The Turkey-PKK peace process is still a rare spot of hope in the Middle East and the dangers of a Syrian spillover have underlined how many shared interests Turkey and Turkey’s Kurds have in overcoming inertia in the talks. (suite…)

The Conflict within Turkey’s Islamic Camp 30 novembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 20, November 2014, 3 p.

by Ömer Taşpınar *

Over the last 10 years Erdoğan’s chief accomplishment has been to establish the supremacy of civilian rule in Turkey. After 40 years in which the military ousted four governments, Turkish democracy no longer operates at gunpoint. (suite…)

Turkey’s Fight Against Corruption: A Critical Assessment 25 novembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 19, November 2014, 5 p.

by Kıvanç Ulusoy *

This paper analyses the deficiencies in Turkey’s fight against corruption, dramatically revealed by the major corruption scandal which erupted in December 2013. (suite…)

Making (Non)Sense of Turkey’s Policy on Kobane 13 novembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 16, November 2014, 2 p.

by Nathalie Tocci *

Turkey is pursuing three goals in Syria: eliminating Bashar al-Asad, weakening the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (suite…)

The Challenge of à la Turca Presidentialism in Turkey 5 novembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 18, November 2014

by Ersin Kalaycioğlu *

What confronts Turkey is not a choice between presidential versus parliamentary democracy, but an electoral authoritarianism of à la Turca presidentialism versus some form of parliamentary democracy. (suite…)

Turkish Boots Will Remain on Turkish Ground. Why is Turkey Reluctant to « Do What it Takes » at Kobane? 4 novembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 17, November 2014

by Sinan Ekim *

A Kurdish enclave along the Syrian-Turkish border since July 2012, Kobane now stands at the epicentre of the international struggle against the Islamic State (IS). (suite…)

Dealing with Turkey After Ukraine: Why the EU Should Let the Enlargement Approach Go 8 octobre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 15, October 2014

by Antoaneta L. Dimitrova *

The events in Ukraine at the end of 2013 might be a sign that we have reached the end of the EU’s monopoly on transformative power. President Putin, but also other leaders of important EU neighbours are playing a different geopolitical game than the EU. (suite…)

Can the EU Clean Politics in Enlargement Countries? Turkey in Comparison 24 septembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 14, September 2014

by Dimitar Bechev *

The fight against corruption is yet another fine example of the mismatch between EU expectations and capabilities. On the one hand, many regard the Union as capable of overhauling bad habits in member states and, to an even greater degree, in countries that have embarked on the accession journey. (suite…)

Erdoğan, the Kurds, and Turkey’s Presidential Elections 31 juillet 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No.13, July 2014, 3 p.

by Piotr Zalewski *

To judge by the year he has had, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s prime minister, has the kind of staying power other politicians can only dream of. (suite…)

Internet Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Turkey 25 juillet 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 12, July 2014

by Ben Wagner *

The depressing reaction of the Turkish authorities to the Taksim and Gezi park protests bears strong authoritarian hallmarks and reflects the Turkish government’s fear of open displays of any form of dissent. (suite…)

Turkey’s Municipal Elections: Setting the Stage for Upcoming Elections 14 avril 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 11, 14 April 2014, 3 p.

by Soli Özel *

Those who expected municipal elections to give Turkey a respite from the draining tensions and polarization that have marked the last three months have been proven wrong. Dead wrong. (suite…)

« Euro-Turks ». A Commentary 13 février 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No.10, 13 February 2014, 2 p.

by Anna Triandafyllidou *

The term Euro-Turks has been coined to refer to the Turkish immigrants in Europe, mainly in Germany but not only, and their offspring. The term has been coined to distinguish Turks who live in continental Europe from those who live in Turkey and it may be seen as a fundamental contradiction with the political discourses that consider Turkey as part of Europe and hence as a future member of the European Union. (suite…)