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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2014) 25 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Reuben Silverman The confrontation between Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and media mogul Aydin Dogan illustrates a major shift that has occurred in Turkey since the early 2000s. Dogan Holding is part of a traditional economic elite dominated by a number of large, coastal firms. The...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 5–26.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Syaza Farhana Mohamad Shukri; Ishtiaq Hossain Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been accused of Islamizing society through its family-centered policies that overlap with discourses originating from the Islamic faith. At the same time, the AKP government has maintained that it abides...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2018) 29 (3): 11–32.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nikos Christofis The essay shows how Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) and, most importantly, the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, use the concept of Yeni Turkiye (New Turkey) in attempts to construct a new national state tradition, a counterhegemonic narrative to replace...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Robert Olson This essay argues that from the first of January 2007 to Turkey.s general elections on 22 July the ruling Justice and Development Party.s (AKP) major focus was on the .Iraq project. rather than the established .EU project.. The Iraq project refers to the challenge of Kurdish...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2018) 29 (3): 55–77.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zafer Yilmaz The Gezi uprising can be considered a crucial turning in Turkish politics. As a response to countrywide democratic protests, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government revived the security state, escalated authoritarian tendencies, and started to organize a nationalist...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2018) 29 (3): 78–97.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Murat Akser The relationship between Turkish media conglomerates and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has shown increased conflict since 2009. The AKP, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has displayed increasing fear of and suspicion toward Turkey's liberal media...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2007) 18 (4): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2007
... vis.à.vis Europe, as seen in the massive electoral support given to the Islamist but pro.EU Justice and Development Party (AKP), there is a growing culturally rooted opposition against the idea of Turkish membership in Europe. Why is it that in Europe, which is generally considered behaviorally and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2010) 21 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Richard Weitz Relations between Russia and Turkey continue to deepen. This change from Cold War–era animosity began even before the advent of the new Turkish government led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) but has accelerated since then. The leaders of both countries meet frequently, and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2018) 29 (4): 52–76.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ihsan Yilmaz Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) governments have managed to remove Kemalism only to replace it with an Islamist nation-building and social-engineering project that is as, if not more, authoritarian, conservative, and regressive than the Kemalist one. The Turkish education...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Affairs, Inc. 2017 AKP secularists Kemalism Islam women Contending Images in Turkey’s Headscarf Debate: Framings of Equality, Nationalism, and Religion Aeshna Badruzzaman, Matthew Cohen, and Sidita Kushi For years, Turkey’s secularist identity and its corresponding political coali...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2018) 29 (4): 32–51.
Published: 01 December 2018
... relations and an irreversible transformation in the mindsets of officer corps is dubious. © 2018 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2018 coup d’état Erdogan Turkish politics AKP ...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2018) 29 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2018
... movement toward autocracy via several dimensions: a greater control over the judicial branch and over public freedoms, in general, and freedom of the press, in particular. Copyright 2018 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2018 presidential system, AKP judiciary civil liberties power personalization ...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2007) 18 (4): 131–148.
Published: 01 December 2007
... region, given that Arab identity and general identification with Islam at a state level are the most common characteristics of the Middle East. However, successive Turkish gov- ernments, and in particular the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP, and in English, the Justice and Development Party) since...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2014) 25 (1): 6–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of recognition of Turkish-­Cypriot sovereignty. However, in a remarkable reversal of its predecessors’ policies, Turkey’s newly elected Justice and Development Party (AKP) government led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan flatly contradicted him by calling the plan negotia- ble. In other words, the AKP...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2016) 27 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Greece’s neighbor to the east, Turkey, also held two national elections in 2015. Over the past thirteen years, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had enjoyed an absolute majority in the Turkish National Assembly and with it the power to form a single-­party government. As a result, one of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2011) 22 (2): 57–75.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as impressive support for the consolidation of power by the ruling, Islam-­friendly AKP (the Turkish acronym of the Justice and Development Party), a pragmatic offspring of the banned Islamist party.2 1. The result was 58.42 percent “yes,” with a 78 percent turnout. Many Kurds, more than...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2015) 26 (3): 94–116.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 2011, Prime Minis- ter Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a landslide victory with 50 percent of the vote. In his victory speech, Erdo- gan announced his regional ambitions: “Believe me, Sarajevo won today as much as Istanbul, Beirut won as much as Izmir, Damascus won...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and academia of potential detractors of Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (the AKP), has given the Turkish president the opportunity to imprint his per- sonal brand of authoritarian democracy on the republic. On 16 April 2017, the Turkish people voted in a referendum on a new...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
... established associations in the region also hesitated to join the DTP. Moreover, the general election of July 2007 indicated that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) organization in the area remained generally more influential than the PKK’s legal wing and, after the start of EU...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2015) 26 (4): 37–48.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and Development Party (AKP) are now treated as enemies of the state, not merely political opponents. At the end of October 2014, Turkey’s National Security Council branded the Gulen movement, once the government’s close political ally, as a threat to national security. In an unusual procedure...