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Opinion- Turkey: The fifty shades of a grey dictatorship


Natasha M. Ezrow & Erica Frantz, on their book entitled “Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders“, which tries to identify the extent to which regimes are democratic or authoritarian,  they placed regimes along a democratic-autocratic scale. A regime which lies into a grey zone is a regime that lies between democracy and dictatorship. Regimes, as the post-coup Turkey, that lie somewhere in the middle of this scale are essentially “pseudo-democracies“.

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Opinion: Will Erdogan’s bubble blow up in 2017?


written by Costas Mavrides MEP   (S&D &DIKO), Economist.

For a decade, the economy had been the big political advantage of the Turkish PM and now President Erdogan and ruler of Turkey. Years ago, in his initial political outreach, Erdogan took care that millions of low income Turks and Kurds would benefit from his policies. In reciprocity, they provided him with political towards “limiting the power of the Army Generals”. Continue reading Opinion: Will Erdogan’s bubble blow up in 2017?