Archive | June, 2015

Which side is Turkey on?

In Britain, Turkey has been making the headlines a lot lately. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s recent travel advice warning Britons of the heightened security risk in Turkey has led to somewhat sensational coverage by the tabloid press. I see no obvious signs of large scale cancellations but the story titled “Terror threat to millions […]

The rising star of Turkey is the HDP. The AKP is down, but not yet out

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has dominated the country’s politics since 2002, has fallen short of a majority on Sunday’s election. With a hung parliament, Turkey is facing the prospect of weeks of political uncertainty. Yet, there is already an air of optimism unseen since the clamp-down and the downward spiral of democracy […]