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Ihsan Eliacik

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Joint Forum ‘The Gezi Spirit and Its Impacts: Recent Developments in Turkey’ Ihsan Eliacik is an author and a thinker. He holds a BA from Divinity Faculty of Erciyes University (1985-1990). He has been an independent author writing in a variety of publications for over 30 years. He wrote for magazines such as ‘Yarin’ for four […]

10 June 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: Radikal, www.radikal.com.tr Tensions rose in Turkey as activism by pro-Kurdish factions as well as government’s security forces intensified. Environmental concerns also increased with the initiation of the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, as well as the protests in Amasya against the construction of a petrol station. Women’s and workers’ rights are on the […]

3 June 2014 News Roundup

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 Photo credit: Internet Havadis, www.internethavadis.com   Turkey has had another turbulent week due to protests and gatherings for the anniversary of the Gezi protests and clashes between the Gendarme and protesters over the construction of police stations and high-security police bases at the borders of Turkey. The Constitutional Court ruled the ban on YouTube is […]

CEFTUS Insights Interview with Dr Jenny White

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  4 February 2014  Dr Jenny White is a writer and social anthropologist and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and a professor at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and sits on the board of […]

11 March 2014 News Roundup

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  PM Erdogan’s wiretappings, reforms into the judiciary, continuation of Gezi protests formed the background of this week’s media coverage. International Women’s Day protests received high level attention, highlighting the dire need for the development of women’s rights in Turkey. National upsurge against a pro-Kurdish party has been disruptive as the date for local election […]

18 February 2014 News Roundup

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The ‘Democratisation Package’ announced by the PM Erdogan 30 September 2013 passed the parliament’s constitution committee on 11 February 2014. The new legislation will provide these changes: Local languages and dialects other than Turkish are allowed in local and general elections. Political parties may have maximum of two chairmen. Ex-convicts of some certain crimes, including […]

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