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The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Simon Waldman and Emre Caliskan


The Turkey of today little resembles that of recent decades. Its economy has expanded, new political elites have emerged, and the once powerful Kemalist military is no longer a potent and dominant political player. Meanwhile, new prosperity has had many unexpected social and political repercussions, pre-eminent among which is the advent of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which first came to power in 2002 by downplaying its Islamist leanings and marketing itself as a center-right party. After several terms in office, and amid unprecedented popularity, the conduct of the AKP and its lea ... More

Keywords: Turkey, Middle East, Political Science, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Post-military politics, Gezi protests, Weak state, AKP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190668372
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190668372.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Waldman, author
King's College, London

Emre Caliskan, author
University of Oxford