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The European Union on better tracks, but…

By Maria João Rodrigues / 14 December, 2020

The last European Council was important to put the European Union on better tracks, culminating the long and dramatic effort which was undertaken by larger European and progressive forces to respond to the current unprecedented and multidimensional crisis. Nevertheless, daunting challenges are still ahead of us. The swift implementation of […]

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Turkish president Erdogan on collision course

By Kati Piri / 10 November, 2020

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be on a collision course with many of his country’s partners, including the European Union and, in particular, Greece, Cyprus and France. He has been pursuing the role of an independent but powerful actor in the Middle East and beyond, but foreign policy […]

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Turkey drifting away from Europe

By Kati Piri / 5 July, 2018

The introduction of a undemocratic executive presidential system has been removed, suspension of Europe accession talks has become unavoidable.

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What path for Erdoğan’s new Turkey? Economic challenges and the post-election power configuration

By Asli Selin Okyay / 5 July, 2018

An increasingly important factor that would limit the new executive’s room for maneuver for translating the anti-Western words into deeds is the looming major economic crisis.

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Even with the European Union having its eyes wide shut, Turkey will not disappear

By Miltiadis Kyrkos / 5 July, 2018

European politicians need the Turkish bogeyman to dispel their own nightmares. We have been watching them condemn Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocracy.

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Reflections on the June 2018 Turkish Elections

By Nebil İlseven / 27 June, 2018

Today, any analyses and futuristic foresights on Turkish politics must take into account a whole set of a) new political structures.

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Conservative Turkey votes for one-man rule

By Max Hoffman / 27 June, 2018

The One-man rule and his governing (AKP) held the election under a state of emergency, allowing centrally-appointed governors to control opposition rallies.

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A moment of truth: Turkish elections as a policy challenge for progressive Europe

By Makis Mylonas / 8 June, 2018

The new constitution introduce a “Turkish type of presidential system”.

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Abortion politics and new pro-natalism in Turkey

By Azer Kılıç / 28 April, 2017

Since the 1960s, European countries have experienced a significant decline in fertility rates, which dropped to as low as an average of 1.45 in the EU15 at the turn of the century. The issue causes concerns because of its implications for labour markets, social security systems, and economic competitiveness. Various […]

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Erdogan’s referendum and the dangerous erosion of democracy in Turkey

By Yonca Özdemir / 28 April, 2017

The rise of right wing populism has begun to be a serious problem in Europe and in the US but a more serious situation is taking place in Turkey. AKP and its populist leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have been rapidly destroying Turkish democracy. The most recent step was the April […]

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