October 17, 2018

For 70 years, the United States and the liberal order she has led have maintained the most prosperous and peaceful era in human history. That is not to say it has been a utopia. Every single president has had foreign policy blunders and miscalculations--after all, the...

October 12, 2018

My week-long anticipation has come true: Pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed. Although the highly politicized charges against him had him looking at 35 years, he was sentenced earlier today to five years, reduced to three due to "good behavior", and then he was ordere...

August 3, 2018

Disclaimer: I am not a supporter or voter of any political party in Turkey. A good majority of the Turkish electorate would regard me with severe disdain over my political beliefs and worldview. I unequivocally condemn the imprisonment of Pastor Brunson....

July 30, 2018

There have been two events in Turkey worthy of a close analysis this month; the arrest of the "Muslim televangelist" Adnan Oktar, and the increasingly heated diplomatic row between United States and Turkey over the imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson, who remain...

September 17, 2017

The month of August has been pretty uneventful for the average course of Turkish domestic policy, though it generated enough headlines to offend any Classical Liberal's sensibilities:
 

I- The arrest of a British YPG volunteer. Joe Robinson, a British tourist in Didim,...

July 28, 2017

The month of July has been pretty eventful for Turkish political affairs. I have identified six major noteworthy events with implications of high importance:

I- The Commemoration of the Counter-coup, and the political capital that followed. The ruling AKP party,...

July 15, 2017

 A year ago, Turkey was rocked by a coup attempt that, on the surface, appeared to be reminiscent of past coups in modern Turkish history but ultimately allowed President Erdogan to justify an unprecedented centralization of executive power. As Turkish politics remain...

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