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  • Turkey’s “Deep-State” and the Ergenekon Conundrum

    Turkey’s “Deep-State” and the Ergenekon Conundrum

    “Ergenekon” is the name given to arguably the most important legal process in Turkish history in which around 100 suspects are charged with aiming to topple the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) through a military coup. The legal indictment infers that these suspects are in fact a part of a wider network of individuals […]

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  • Cabinet, President, Referendum: Turkey’s Complex Political Calendar

    Cabinet, President, Referendum: Turkey’s Complex Political Calendar

    The new parliament’s first order of business will be securing a vote of confidence for the AKP’s new cabinet. Then the legislature will face the constitutional mandate of electing a new president, an executive post with important prerogatives such as appointing judges to the secular constitutional court. But while the Turkish parliament prepares to elect […]

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