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Jadaliyya: Digital Platforms, Analog Elections: How Civic Groups Are Trying to Bring Back Democracy in Turkey


When Gezi protesters occupied the park last summer and took their frustration with the government to the streets, Prime Minister Erdoğan told them to “be patient and face off at the ballot box.” It was exactly Erdoğan’s reductive framing of democracy, which limits political legitimacy to elections and takes an uncompromising, polarizing stance against opposition, that Gezi protesters stood against. Nonetheless, unlike [...] → Read the full article…