Over the years, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been strangling democracy, “‘tightening the vice’ on what’s left of Turkey’s pluralism”.
Turkey articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Turkey. Regional turmoil and ongoing repression of the Kurdish minority remain contentious challenges. Occupy Turkey protests challenged the government in 2013. Also take a look at our articles on Occupy Turkey.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.
Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
Britain’s populist conservative leader Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation move over Brexit basically undermines the country’s unparalleled democracy.
Populists in government can erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy, previously resilient advanced democracies.
Recent events have stoked alarm among the sizeable Uighur diaspora in Turkey that the country is no longer the haven it has been for decades.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.
Turkey’s opposition victory in Istanbul mayoral election was ratified Monday, with analysts showing the country is capable of a competitive elections.
Turkey’s opposition won decisively in the controversial re-vote in the Istanbul mayoral election. The victory is a significant defeat for President Erdogan .
Istanbul’s deposed mayor Ekrem says no one believed the “lies” used to overturn his recent election and called on voters to “correct this great shame” .