Tag Archives: Liberalism

Dissent: Gezi Park Protests and the Future of Turkish Politics – An Interview with Seyla Benhabib


Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. Recently, Begum Adalet, Defne Over, Onur Ozgode and Semih Salihoglu interviewed Professor Benhabib about Gezi Park protests, their significance within the wider pattern of cosmopolitan, contentious politics emerging alongside neoliberal global capitalism and their impact on the future of Turkish politics.  Gezi Park protests, June 15, 2013 A recent [...] → Read the full article…

Slate: Turkey’s Hidden Revolution – Christopher de Bellaigue


How Prime Minister Erdoğan accidentally fostered a generation of Turkish liberals. On Aug. 5 a court in western Turkey handed down life sentences to a score of retired military officers, including the former chief of the general staff, as well as politicians and media figures, for plotting attacks that would have hurled the country into chaos in preparation for a [...] → Read the full article…