Tag Archives: electoral strategy

Turkeyetc: “Seni Bilen Hayran, Bilmeyen Düşman” or, Why Erdogan Remains So Popular


At a rally in Bakırköy last Saturday, members of the all-female audience were whipped up like teenagers at a pop concert long before the main speaker arrived. “Who are we waiting for?” teased the compere. “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan!” they roared in reply. When I asked some of the women what they liked about Turkey’s Prime Minister, most struggled at first [...] → Read the full article…

New York Times: After a Break, Turkey’s Prime Minister Again Courts Controversy


In his time in power, more than a decade now, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has alienated large portions of the population for his seeming intrusions into private lives. He has told women how many children they should have, has sought to outlaw abortion and adultery and to limit alcohol consumption and once, oddly, went on a public tirade [...] → Read the full article…