Most recent article by: Cemal Karakas

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The Erdogan administration

Turkey's paradigm shift

Since coming to power 12 years ago, Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has launched the most far-reaching process of democratisation the country has ever known and facilitated an unprecedented economic upswing. According to Cemal Karakas, however, it has not all been positive; there have been some worrying developments too, particularly in recent yearsMore

Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan watch a rally organised by the ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, 15 June 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Protests in Turkey

Civil Society Versus Father State

For the first time in the history of Turkey, an increasingly confident civil society is peacefully calling for more freedom and, so far, the military has not got involved. This is a completely new experience for Turkey, writes Cemal KarakasMore