Archive | December, 2016

Turkey moves another step towards one-man rule

Now that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its keen new ally The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have submitted their bill to parliament to amend the country’s constitution,  Turkey has taken another leap in its march to authoritarianism. Signed by every deputy of the 316-strong governing party, the draft constitution, nevertheless, needs at […]

Turkey’s politics beginning to harm its economy

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) policies are becoming a perfect example of how not to govern a country and manage a risky emerging economy. Ever since the aftermath of the failed military coup in mid-July, the government’s overall policy has been driven by two major concerns: dealing with internal and external security threats and […]