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Postcard From Turkey 19 juin 2013

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The New York Times (USA) Wednesday, June 19, 2013, p. A 27

By Thomas L. Friedman, Istanbul

Having witnessed the Egyptian uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011, I was eager to compare it with the protests by Turkish youths here in Taksim Square in 2013. They are very different. (suite…)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey 19 juin 2013

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Associated Press (USA) Wed, June 19, 2013

By Karl Ritter

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. (suite…)

Turkey is not another ‘Arab spring’ 18 juin 2013

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Seattle Times (USA) June 18, 2013, p. A9

By Resat Kasaba *

There are some similarities between what is going on in Turkey and the Arab revolutions that have changed the face of the Middle East in the last two years. (suite…)

We represent all of Turkey 17 juin 2013

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The Guardian (UK) Monday, 17 June 2013, p. 27

Ahmet Davutoglu *

Our party has built a first-rate democracy, and allowing peaceful protests reflects our achievement. (suite…)

These won’t be Turkey’s last protests 16 juin 2013

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The Washington Post (USA) Sunday June 16, 2013, p. B5

By Soli Özel *

Prof. Soli Özel says the Gezi Park demonstrations reveal a new, liberal Turkish identity. (suite…)

Not the same old protests in Turkey 13 juin 2013

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The Middle East Channel (Foreign Policy) Thursday, June 13, 2013

By Murat Somer *

For two weeks, massive antigovernment protests have rocked Turkey, a country widely seen as a bastion of stability and secular democracy in its region. According to official statements, four people have been killed and up to 5,000 injured during the countrywide clashes between police and protesters. (suite…)

Erdogan should watch his own party, not Taksim 12 juin 2013

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Financial Times (UK)  Wednesday, June 12, 2013, p. 7

David Gardner

Yesterday’s forced entry by Turkish riot police into Taksim Square , ending a 10-day commune in the heart of Istanbul, looks for now more like a show of force than an attempt to crush by force a very diverse protest against the authoritarian ways of Recep Tayyip Erdogan . (suite…)

Erdogan: from « rock star » to mixed reviews from Arabs 12 juin 2013

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Reuters (UK) Wednesday, June 12, 2013

By Alastair Macdonald and Tarek Amara (Cairo/Tunis)

Turkish prime minister was feted during the Arab Spring. But some Arabs disappointed by his crackdown. His fate may now be linked to that of Arab Islamists. (suite…)

A modern Turkey could yet emerge from the protests 10 juin 2013

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Financial Times (UK) Monday, June 10, 2013, p. 9

By Kemal Dervis *

After turmoil erupted in the Arab world in 2011, a number of western analysts argued that « the Turkish model » could be an example for other majority Muslim countries. (suite…)

The Protests in Turkey: Letting off Steam or Engine of Change? 9 juin 2013

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INSS Insight (Institute for National Securities Studies) No. 434, June 9, 2013

Gallia Lindenstrauss *, Orit Perlov and Timur Saitov

The protests that started at Taksim Square in Istanbul and have spread to other locations throughout Turkey are among the most interesting developments to have occurred in the country since the Justice and Development Party first came to power over a decade ago. (suite…)

Turkey’s troubles: Democrat or sultan? 8 juin 2013

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The Economist (UK) no. 950, June 8th-14th, 2013, p. 9

On the cover : Democrat or sultan?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan should heed Turkey’s street protesters, not dismiss them. Broken heads, tear gas, water-cannon: it must be Cairo, Tripoli or some other capital of a brutal dictatorship. Yet this is not Tahrir but Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Europe’s biggest city and the business capital of democratic Turkey. (suite…)

Understanding the Structural Causes of Turkish Protests 6 juin 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, June 06, 2013

Saban Kardas *

Last week’s demonstrations in Turkey are seen likely to create major ramifications in Turkish politics. (suite…)

Test of Turkish democracy 4 juin 2013

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The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p. 6

Editorial

The wave of anti-government protests in Istanbul and more than 60 other cities and towns in Turkey last week will likely continue in the absence of any resolution over the weekend. (suite…)

Model of Muslim democracy loses its lustre in eyes of Arab onlookers 4 juin 2013

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Financial Times (UK) Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p. 3

By Borzou Daragahi in Cairo and Michael Peel in Abu Dhabi

The popular protests against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan have gripped an Arab world that looked to Turkey as a model of Islamic democracy, write Borzou Daragahi in Cairo and Michael Peel in Abu Dhabi . (suite…)

‘Turkey’s Youth Have Had Enough’ 3 juin 2013

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Spiegel Online (Germany) 3 June 2013

Charly Wilder

With violent protests against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continuing in Turkey, both the US and Europe have called for calm. The demonstrations — and the government’s brutal response — pose one of the greatest challenges yet to Erdogan’s decade of power, say German commentators. (suite…)

Erdogan ‘hasn’t thought through what his main priorities are’ 2 juin 2013

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RT TV (Russia) June 02, 2013

Interview with Mark Almond

As people in Istanbul’s Taksim Square rejoice at having pushed back riot police who only hours before tried brutally to contain them, everyone is wondering where the real split is between Turkey’s government and its citizens. (suite…)

Trouble in Turkey 2 juin 2013

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The Peninsula (Qatar) Sunday, June 2, 2013, p. 8

Editorial

It will be hyperbole to call it Turkish Spring, as some sections of the Western media have done, but there is no doubt that the current wave of protests in Istanbul poses a serious challenge to the credibility and popularity of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (suite…)

Acturca Journal Watch December 2011 31 décembre 2011

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Acturca Journal and Periodical Review, December 2011

Compiled by Ozan Yigitkeskin

Acturca Journal Watch monitors leading scholarly journals for articles of particular interest to scholars of diplomacy, foreign relations, and international history on Turkey. It is updated monthly. (suite…)