In a dramatic re-run, the citizens of Istanbul recently elected the opposition’s candidate as their new mayor. “The era of partisanship will end!” was one of his slogans. A Turkey beyond authoritarianism and populism depends on ending partisan politics.
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 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.