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    Strategic Territorial Targeting of Public Resources in Turkey: Local Winners and Losers

Strategic Territorial Targeting of Public Resources in Turkey: Local Winners and Losers

by Melani Cammett and Davide Luca

On 31 March 2019, Turkey will hold municipal and metropolitan elections. The polls, a test for the strength of the local level support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), come amidst significant macroeconomic turmoil. Over the last 12 months, inflation has climbed more than 11 percent on an annual basis, while the […]

March 20th, 2019|Featured, Turkey|0 Comments|

Turkey’s Policies toward the Kurds in the Middle East

by Veysi Dag

Donald Trump’s sudden decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria in December 2018 hit Turkish, Kurdish and international media headlines and continues to dominate the public and political agenda due to the ongoing threat of the Islamic State (IS), continuing Iranian activities against Israel and the threat of a Turkish crackdown on the Kurds. Influential American […]

March 6th, 2019|Syria, Turkey|0 Comments|
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    Turkey’s Crisis and the Curious Case of the ‘Fight Against Inflation’

Turkey’s Crisis and the Curious Case of the ‘Fight Against Inflation’

by Mehmet Erman Erol

In President Erdoğan’s Turkey, almost no one and nothing can escape from the accusation of involvement in terrorism, if they act contrary to the will of the government. Against the backdrop of a radical rise in inflation following the 2018 currency crisis, and more importantly the recent sharp rise in food prices recently (see Figure 1 below), […]

February 25th, 2019|Turkey|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – ‘Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention’

Book Review – ‘Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention’

by Abdullah Al-Arian
Long suppressed by Arab regimes and kept on the margins of their societies, Islamist groups stood to benefit the most from the uprisings that have since been labelled the ‘Arab Spring’. Hendrik Kraetzchmar and Paola Rivetti’s new edited collection sketches the heterodox nature of these groups – complex actors inspired by as many intellectual, moral, cultural, political and socioeconomic commitments as any other […]

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    Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

by Eva Jones

The south-eastern region of Turkey sits at the heart of the Syrian humanitarian emergency, hosting a large part of the more than three million refugees in the country and having thus become a hub for the operations of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). In parallel, Turkey has become gradually more authoritarian since Erdogan’s election in 2003, reaching a […]

February 23rd, 2018|Conferences, Turkey|1 Comment|

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