Archivo de la etiqueta: Semih Idiz

octubre 03

Erdogan ‘Demo- cratization Package’ (1)

People watch a television broadcasting the speech of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a coffee shop in Istanbul, Sept. 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/ Osman Orsal) Will ‘Democratization Package’ Restore Erdogan’s Reputation? Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse; October 1, 2013 When the Arab Spring broke out in December 2010, Turkey was considered a neutral […]

The AKP can’t have it all its own way

President Morsi and PM Erdogan: September, 2012:  “Turkish democracy is example for Muslim world: Erdogan” The AKP can’t have it all its own way Semih İdiz, Hürriyet, July 09, 2013 There is a lot of angry moralizing on the part of Turkish Islamists aimed at the West for its reluctance to label what happened in […]

Turkish-US Ties Gain New Depth

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leans over to clasp Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s hand at the end of a news conference at Ankara Palace in Ankara, Turkey, March 1, 2013. / AP PHOTO Turkish-US Ties Gain New Depth Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Posted on April 12 There was much speculation in February that […]