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Will Erdoğan's Victory Mark the Rise of Illiberal Democracy?

Ali Hakan Altinay | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Ali Hakan Altinay

We live a world with an ever-increasing global peer review. Material or moral superiority of the West is no longer a foregone conclusion. The quicker the West sheds the illusion of the default superiority, the faster all of us can start the essential work of making liberal values relevant and compelling in a post-western world. In other words, Turkey has an Erdoğan problem, but all of us have a larger liberalism problem. This conundrum is relevant beyond Turkey. Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Hungary's Viktor Orbán and India's Narendra Modi may be manifestations of a similar phenomenon. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, the liberal West told the rest of the world: "Be like us to become rich" while the 21st century is producing many illiberal ways to enrich societies.

Erdogan: Israel More Barbaric Than Hitler

AP | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion...

Turkey's EU Minister Has a Change of Heart for Occupy Gezi?

Emre Kizilkaya | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Emre Kizilkaya

Egemen Bagis, the Turkish minister for E.U. affairs and chief negotiator, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times last week. The surprising article has been a target for criticism and even mocking in the past week.

Talking Turkey: Gezi Park, Sevan Nišanyan and Old Armenian Ladies

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey has recently taken two steps forward and he would take it three steps back into religious intolerance and obscurantism. It's time for Erdogan to go, if you ask me, just the was it was time for Morsi to take a hike as well.

Turkey Is on Its Way to a Mature Democracy

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.23.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If we want to have a solid and mature democracy we have to be ready for it. Turkey is an important country in the international arena and shouldn't try to go back to its old identity. We have been there already and now it is a new day.

Turkish PM Hits Campaign Trial Amid Protests

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk KAYSERI, Turkey, June 21 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan kicks off a weekend of rallies in his co...