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“A new era of repressive authoritarianism”

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The Changing Objects of Fear: The Arrest of İlker Başbuğ
Gareth H. Jenkins; Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program; Jan. 9, 2012

In the early hours of January 6, 2012, General İlker Başbuğ, who served as chief of the Turkish General Staff from 2008 to 2010, was arrested and imprisoned on allegations of “founding or directing an armed terrorist organization” and “inciting the overthrow of the government of the Turkish Republic or the prevention of it fulfilling its duties.” …

… in today’s Turkey it is not the military but the Gülen Movement that people need to fear.

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Written by M. James

January 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

Normalization, democratization, or Islamization?

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Friday’s resignation of Chief of General Staff Gen. Işık Koşaner can be—and has been—interpreted in countless ways, ranging from hopeful to ominous.

Aljazeera

Hürriyet (I, II)

NY Times

For the “ominous,” take a peek at the comments section on the Times article. Some are even worth a chuckle.

So, which is it? Normalization, democratization, or Islamization?

Well, why not all three?

Written by M. James

July 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm