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Galip Dalay

Entries by Galip Dalay

Turkey Votes in Erdogan and Votes Out Its Founding Ideology

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 2:55 PM

As widely expected, Turkey's Prime Minister Erdoğan emerged victorious in the first round of Turkey's presidential elections, garnering around 52 percent of votes cast. This is his ninth consecutive election victory (3 general and 3 local elections, plus 2 referendums and the recent presidential elections) - a record...

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Turkey's First Post - Tutelary Reform Package

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 5:10 PM

On September 30, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faced the cameras to unveil his long-awaited and much-expected democratization package. The choice of date was symbolic; it was the anniversary of his party's grand convention, in which his governing AK Party had pledged 63 articles of reform for upcoming years....

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The Ergenekon Coup Trials' Verdict: A Message from Turkey for Egypt's Coup Generals?

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 10:52 AM

On July 3, Egypt's one-year-old experiment with democracy was brought to an end by the military coup. The termination of Egypt's fledgling democracy was accompanied by the arbitrary arrests of democratically elected president and other officials, the witch hunt of the Muslim Brotherhood members, and a series of massacres. This...

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EU Must React Stronger As Egypt Becomes a Police State

(19) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 9:45 AM

Egypt is on the fast track to become a police state as it has begun turning the clock back to pre-2011 revolution since the July 3rd military coup d'état. All decisions and actions of the new junta point to this eventuality. To name only a few, 19 of the...

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Yet Another Instance of Islamic Exceptionalism?

(662) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 10:07 AM

Tanks rolled down the street, state owned TV channels were taken over, dissenting media outlets were raided and silenced, president's office was surrounded, the first ever democratically elected president was put under house arrest, the constitution was suspended, and the head of army stood in front of cameras to try...

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