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Turkey’s image problem after Gezi Park 28 mai 2014

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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Deutsche Welle (Germany) 28/05/2014

Thomas Seibert

It’s been one year since the violent crackdown on mass demonstrations surrounding Istanbul’s Gezi Park. Observers say the Erdogan government’s actions have cost Turkey its status as a role model state in the Middle East. (suite…)

Can the neoliberal state be truly democratic? 28 mai 2014

Posted by Acturca in Books / Livres, Economy / Economie, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Jordan Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sally Bland

The rise to power of the AKP (Justice and Development Party), which had its origins in the Islamist movement, initially elicited much speculation about whether Islam is compatible with democracy. However, the more poignant question posed by « Turkey Reframed » is whether neoliberalism is compatible with democracy — a question with relevance for many countries in the world today. (suite…)

What really caused a mine disaster 28 mai 2014

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE.
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The Seattle Times (USA) May 28, 2014, p. A11

By Filiz Kahraman *

The death of more than 300 workers in the recent coal mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, has been met with sorrow and shock worldwide. The tragic incident raises questions about the rapid economic growth Turkey experienced in the past decade. (suite…)