February, 2014 Archive

Understanding the İl Genel Meclisi

Turkey operates two parallel systems of local government, making it appear labyrinthine even to most ordinary voters. The İl Genel Meclisi (special provincial authority) is the...

Seventh time lucky for Durak?

The mayoral race in Turkey's fifth city, Adana, just got interesting...

Will Gül veto Turkey’s internet law?

Turkey's new internet law is a disgrace and should be scrapped - but will the president actually do it?...