Populists in government can erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy, previously resilient advanced democracies.
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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” .
The hope of organizers of an Istanbul exhibition is to keep up the pressure to find those who vanished and ultimately to hold accountable those responsible.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, says that she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime.
A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home.
Turkey’s main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country’s top electoral body to annul local election results in Istanbul’s 39 districts.