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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey

The occasion of an American president congratulating Turkey’s Islamist autocrat on a plebiscite that failed to meet international election standards and that yielded to him near...
turkey

On April 16, Turks will head to the polls to vote on a new constitution which fundamentally will change the nature of the Turkish government...
Turkey

Turkey was already among the worst places in the world for journalists before the July 15 coup attempt provided Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with...
turkey

One of the defining characteristics of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey is its complete obliviousness to the precedent its leadership creates. Five years ago, for example,...
turkey

We must not underestimate the importance of the crackdown in Turkey following the failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ten days ago.  Although democratically elected, Erdogan...
Turkey

Turkey is entering an extraordinarily difficult period. Whoever was responsible for last Friday’s coup attempt—Gülenists, Kemalists, or Erdoğan himself—the end result is clear: President Recep...
Turkey

The Turkish military’s coup attempt has now failed. Whether or not the conspiracy theories dominant among secular Turks and followers of Fethullah Gülen are true,...
Turkey

The coup over and his power entrenched, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is now seeking to leverage his new strength in the diplomatic arena. For close...
turkey

While on its face, the notion that elements in the Turkish military loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan deliberately launched a "fake coup" to justify a...
Human rights

The consciousness of and efforts to protect human rights grew exponentially during the twentieth century. The Charter of the League of Nations declared many rights...
Turkey

On December 3, 2009, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a two-hour meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to discuss...
Turkey

On Monday, the State Department congratulated Turkey on its elections. “We congratulate the people of Turkey on their participation in yesterday’s parliamentary elections,” Elizabeth Trudeau,...