Hungry for Power

Author: Aydogan Vatandas
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
ISBN: 1682065111
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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.

State Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

Author: Roger Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134432917
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Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the latest developments in the Middle East. This book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region. This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then.

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.

The Roebling Legacy

Author: Clifford W. Zink
Publisher: Princeton Landmark Publications Llc
ISBN: 9780615428055
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The story of the Roeblings and their family business is a classic American saga spanning two centuries and encompassing immigration, innovation, entrepreneurship, monumental accomplishments, the rise of national capitalism and labor unions, the impact of wars and their aftermath, and ultimately, obsolescence, industrial decline and cleanup, and the adaptation of people and communities.

Lesbian and Gay Writing

Author: Mark Lilly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134920837X
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Part of a series which looks at contemporary criticism on neglected literary and cultural areas, this book examines the conventional academic view of lesbian/gay writing and has essays on lesbian writers as well as a section on gay men's writing. All the critical essays are by lesbians or gay men.

Media in New Turkey

Author: Bilge Yesil
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252098374
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Media in New Turkey, Bilge Yesil unlocks the complexities surrounding and penetrating today's Turkish media. Yesil focuses on a convergence of global and domestic forces that range from the 1980 military coup to globalization's inroads and the recent resurgence of political Islam. Her analysis foregrounds how these and other forces become intertwined, and she uses Turkey's media to unpack the ever-more-complex relationships. Yesil confronts essential questions regarding: the role of the state and military in building the structures that shaped Turkey's media system; media adaptations to ever-shifting contours of political and economic power; how the far-flung economic interests of media conglomerates leave them vulnerable to state pressure; and the ways Turkey's politicized judiciary criminalizes certain speech. Drawing on local knowledge and a wealth of Turkish sources, Yesil provides an engrossing look at the fault lines carved by authoritarianism, tradition, neoliberal reform, and globalization within Turkey's increasingly far-reaching media.