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Erdoğan — destroying his own legacy

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, remains the most powerful and charismatic man in Turkish politics today. Yet, despite the many positive steps he has taken during his term in office, with his increasing...

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

Turkish editor hits out at media coercion under Erdogan

(Reuters) – A prominent Turkish newspaper editor has openly decried government pressure on the media, saying journalists live in fear, in unusually blunt criticism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership months ahead of elections....

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Rabat airport

Erdogan’s heavy hand in Turkish media

Freedom House, a respected Washington-based nongovernmental organization, on Feb. 3 released the special report “Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media and Power in Turkey” focusing on government pressures and restrictions on the freedom of media in Turkey. Freedom House said...

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Toward a party state

A few years ago, we journalists asked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan some questions at a TV interview aired on a news channel. Eventually, the conversation settled on the issue of the presidential election....

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International reaction grows over reporter’s deportation

The repercussions of the deportation of Today’s Zaman journalist and blogger Mahir Zeynalov due to allegedly critical tweets about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan snowballed this weekend with statements from international rights and freedoms...

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The rentier state a la Turca

Rentier states derive their national revenues from the rent of indigenous resources to external clients. These resources could be natural resources, such as petroleum, as well as financial instruments, such as reserve currency. Since...