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Turkey’s growing civil unrest shows that citizens are prepared to defend democracy, with or without help from the EU

Cengiz, Firat (2014) Turkey’s growing civil unrest shows that citizens are prepared to defend democracy, with or without help from the EU. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Turkish police used tear gas to disperse protesters in Istanbul and Ankara on 31 May, following demonstrations held on the first anniversary of the anti-government Gezi Park protests which began last year. Firat Cengiz writes on the country’s increasingly tense political situation, which was also exacerbated by unrest over the recent mine disaster at Soma. She argues that while the EU appears reluctant to marginalise the ruling AKP government in light of the Ukraine crisis, the absence of EU conditionality may have inadvertently aided the emergence of a vibrant opposition.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71946

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