August 12, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about competition & EU economic governance, Home page, In the Media

Interview with BBC Merseyside about TTIP

I was live on Roger Philips Show on BBC Radio Merseyside (9 June 2016) to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership…

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May 27, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Interview with Radio Sputnik on the stripping of Kurdish MPs off their parliamentary immunity

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January 25, 2016 in Interviews with press about Turkey, EU & Kurds

Interview with the Canadian Toronto Star about Turkey, EU & Kurds

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January 24, 2016 in In the Media, Interviews with press about Turkey, EU & Kurds

Interview with the Norwegian Aftenposten about Turkey, EU & Kurds

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January 23, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about competition & EU economic governance, In the Media

The EU policymaking paradox: Citizen participation is a must, but the shaping of policies has become too technical

Criticism related to the EU’s democratic deficit became more prominent in the aftermath of the financial crisis. According to Firat…

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January 22, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Turkish elections: Why Turkey’s opposition should remain hopeful despite Erdoğan’s victory (LSE European Politics & Policy Blog, 2015)

Turkey held a parliamentary election on 1 November, with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) founded by Turkish President Recep…

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January 21, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Success for the pro-Kurdish HDP in Turkey’s general election could reshape the country’s politics (LSE European Politics & Policy Blog, 2015)

Turkey will hold a general election on 7 June. Firat Cengiz previews the election, noting that while the ruling Justice and Development…

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January 20, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Turkey’s growing civil unrest shows that citizens are prepared to defend democracy, with or without help from the EU (LSE European Politics & Policy Blog, 2014)

Turkish police used tear gas to disperse protesters in Istanbul and Ankara on 31 May, following demonstrations held on the…

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January 19, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Despite winning Turkey’s presidential election, Erdoğan could find himself marginalised by the presidency’s limited powers (LSE European Politics & Policy Blog, 2014)

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won Turkey’s presidential election on 10 August, becoming the first directly elected President in the country’s history. Firat…

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January 18, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

The EU’s fading influence over Turkey is weakening the country’s democratic reform processes (LSE European Politics & Policy Blog, 2014)

The EU and Turkey have been in dialogue over the country’s potential accession since the 1980s. As Firat Cengiz notes, however, the…

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January 17, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Democratic reform in Turkey: constitutional ‘moment’ or constitutional process? (Open Democracy, 2013)

Constitutions are highly entrenched laws that express the common identity of the nation. They require substantial public involvement. Yet in…

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January 16, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Turkey’s 1980 coup lives on its legal system (the Guardian, 2012)

The trial of former general represents a historic opportunity for Turkey to face its past, but there are reasons to…

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January 15, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

Parliamentary crisis: imprisoned politicians in Turkey (Open Democracy, 2011)

There are deep divisions between the political forces in the new parliament that are not being worked out through democratic…

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January 5, 2016 in Blog posts & newspaper articles about Turkey, EU & Kurds, In the Media

The 2011 Turkish elections and the prospects for Turkey-EU relations (Open Democracy, 2011)

Turkey’s recent elections have created a more open-minded parliament. For the country’s future to reflect this change, both sceptical EU…

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