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Turkey’s democratic impasse: Resurfacing Islamism or business as usual in the political centre? 1 janvier 2011

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ISPI Analysis (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale)
N. 40, January 2010, 7 pages

Berna Yilmaz *

Any observer of Turkish politics today would easily admit that the democratic glamour of the AKP’s first term in power is long over. The downward trend in question roughly began with the shelving of the EU accession reforms in 2005, continued with a number of controversial amendments regarding the authority of the security forces and freedom of expression, and culminated in the stillborn initiatives of 2009 to improve the status of Kurdish and Alevi citizens. (suite…)