Hungry for Power

Author: Aydogan Vatandas
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
ISBN: 1682065111
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For much of the last thirteen years, Turkey rode a wave of political, social, and economic success. When the AK Party came to power in 2002, it pursued a progressive and democratic agenda which resulted in the advancement of democratic and human rights and widespread economic growth. Two landslide election victories reaffirmed the AK Party’s successes, and Turkey was held up to the world as an example of the peaceful co-existence between Islam and democracy. So now we ask: what went wrong? After the AK Party secured its third sweeping victory in the 2011 Parliamentary elections, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suddenly veered off "the train to democracy" and began pursuing his personal agenda. The result has been four years of brutal crackdowns on public demonstrations, the criminalization of the free press and internet, and the deliberate polarization of society through hate speech and fear mongering. What was once a growing democracy has become a burgeoning police state. All sections of society have suffered, but few have suffered more than Hizmet, a peaceful civic movement that has been the victim of a massive witch-hunt as the government has sought scapegoats for its increasingly corrupt behavior. Such a witch-hunt should serve as a warning to the whole of Turkish society: even the peaceful are not safe. This collection of articles shed light on Erdoğan’s transition from Muslim democrat to authoritarian leader, analyzing events as they happened. They present a variety of perspectives on Turkey’s unique position in the Middle East, its relationship with the USA, Erdoğan’s extreme reactions to any form of opposition, and his escalating authoritarianism and witch hunt.

Public Corruption

Author: Petter Gottschalk
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351998935
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This volume presents the latest scholarly research on the practice of public corruption. The authors explore the causes and methods of fraud-related crime, as well as how it can be detected. The book also investigates the best strategies to prevent corruption, as well as convention punishments for those convicted. Intended for criminal justice students and practitioners, Public Corruption: Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud is a valuable resource for all stages of fraud investigation.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Author: Tom Lashnits
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9780791082638
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Chronicles the rise to power of Turkey's prime minister, who leads a democratic country focused on strengthening ties to the West while retaining Muslim traditions.

Turkey Interrupted

Author: Abdullah Bozkurt
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
ISBN: 1935295802
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This book strives to explain what has happened in Turkey in 2013 and 2014 following the onset of major corruption investigations incriminating people close to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including his son Bilal Erdogan, various ministers, and several business people. It shows how veteran police chiefs, previously hailed as heroes and awarded with letters of recognition by Erdogan himself, suddenly turned into villains after they exposed an unprecedented graft network within the Turkish government. The book reveals that the so-called parallel structure, which was invented by Erdogan as part of global conspiracy, is nothing but a slanderous farce used to distort facts, shift blame, and scapegoats for Erdogan's own troubles.

Ally No More

Author: Clare Lopez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781717071675
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"Whither Turkey?" is a question that has become one of the most pressing national security topics of our time. The available evidence - including notably the increasingly overt ambition of Recep Tayyip Erdogan to become the Caliph of a neo-Ottoman empire, his naked hostility toward the United States and the damage being done by Turkey to America's vital interests and those of the rest of NATO and other allies like Israel and the Kurds - suggests the answer is alarming. That evidence is thoughtfully assessed in Ally No More, including in essays about the presence of Turkish influence operations and infrastructure that could bring here the threat posed to this country by Erdogan, as well, making it required reading for policy-makers and the public, alike.

Reporting from the Bridge

Author: Aydogan Vatandas
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
ISBN: 1935295969
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In this series of fifteen essays with leading figures in the journalism and publishing fields, Aydogan Vatandas brings his unique investigative approach and perspective as a journalistic bridge-builder to explore the evolution of the media and the role it plays in global understanding as he seeks that middle meeting field of differing cultures and approaches.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Brave Heart The Father of New Turkey

Author: Omer Gokhan Ulum
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781632493286
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My desire of writing this book was just to describe such a kindhearted world leader whom we see as a member of our family, indeed. No book is adequate to explain such prosperous services that Erdo an carried out, and no book is sufficient to explain such a great leader as Erdo an. When it comes to the brilliant services of Recep Tayyip Erdo an, what I have mentioned here in this book is just one in a thousand or just the seen-side of the iceberg.

Abuse of Power

Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781440148637
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A woman officer blows the whistle on police abuse and her colleagues retaliate by making her life intolerable. Rachel Simmons of Oak Grove, California, a widow with two children, is sexually assaulted, her daughter's life is threatened, back-up units fail to respond and she is framed for drug dealing.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Radical Principles

Author: Michael Walzer
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN:
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In essays spanning more than fifteen years, Walzer debunks the pieties of both the neoconservatives and the New Left, arguing for equality, and for the radical transformation of capitalist society