Exploring Unwavering Support to Emerging Authoritarianism in Turkey by Kumru Toktamis with Emrah Celik

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OpenDemocracy, a digital commons, published this article on April 5, 2014 by Prof. Kumru Toktamis and Emrah Celik of Keele University (UK):

Erdogan's Unwavering support in Turkey: The fear of possible military coups have never left the collective imaginary of all forms of Turkish public,including the conservative constituency.


With the March 30 local elections, the authoritarian turn in Turkish politics, and probably its regional belligerence as well, is legitimized as the ruling party gained almost 44 % of the votes. Common sense may refer to this moment of electoral victory as a democratic one. However, democracy is less about winning elections and more about how the opposition is treated....
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http://www.opendemocracy.net/kumru-toktamis-emrah-celik/exploring-erdogan's-unwavering-support-in-turkey



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