Turkey

Turkey’s Erdoğan Continues Harsh Repression of Political Opponents by Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin

The Weekly Standard Blog November 21, 2016 Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appears as the sole person in his country’s politics who knows what he wants. Erdoğan seeks absolute power and acts against all obstacles to his ambitions. He…
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İbrahim Kalın: Erdoğan’s U.S.-Trained Enforcer by Stephen Schwartz

Independent Journal Review August 2, 2016 A “weaponized academic” trained in the U.S. has risen to become Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “deputy undersecretary and senior advisor,” yet another servant for Islamist ideology produced by the American Middle East studies…
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Islamist Politics and Turkey’s Disunity by Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin

The Huffington Post November 23, 2015 [Veli Sirin is European Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism.] The Islamist atrocities in Paris on November 13 have overshadowed a different but relevant crisis in radical Muslim politics. In Turkey, on November…
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Turkey: Hope and Fear by Stephen Schwartz and Veli Sirin

The Huffington Post June 23, 2015 [Veli Sirin is European director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism.] Two weeks have passed since the legislative elections of June 7 marked a major shift in the recent history of Turkey. The Islamist…
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