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Defining Turk: a constitutional barrier overcome?

Reverse psychology can be a wonderful thing. Just at Turkey’s prime minister again cast doubt on his country ever having a new, cross-party constitution, the commission...

What is a Turk? Which 1924 definition does Gül want?

The most heated debate over Turkey’s new constitution is over what to call its citizens. Today, if you hold a Republic of Turkey passport you are officially a Turk. No other...

Is drug smuggling a military offence?

The AK Party bickers with judges over who should tried in military courts...

Haven’t you missed the boat?

Today was really just a formality. Almost a quarter century after Turgut Özal tore his loyalties away from Süleyman Demirel, the prime minister unseated by Turkey’s 1980...