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  • Blaming the others: a Turkish tradition

    Blaming the others: a Turkish tradition

    When things go wrong, Turkey blames its enemies. This tradition can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire and is solidly rooted in Turkish politics. Uğur Derin explores the past and present of Turkey's discourse on enemies and wonders: can it change?
  • The beginning of the end

    The beginning of the end

    The events in Turkey since December 2013 confirm that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of Tayyip Erdoğan, the man who completely dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade, writes Erik-Jan Zürcher.