Tag Archives: Populism

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…