The Monkey Cage: Turkey


Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/03/2014

‘No Opposition, No Democracy’ in Turkey’s elections

Turkey has generally been recognized for free and fair elections. What went wrong this time?

By Lisel Hintz  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cat, Elections, Erdogan, Turkey, Twitter

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Erdo an’s next moves

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo an is likely to take his AKP victory in local elections as a popular seal of approval, and it could have broad implications for Turkey’s turbulent political landscape.

By Gonul Tol  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections, Erdogan, Turkey

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Political controversy has helped fuel Twitter’s growth in Turkey

The political controversies of the last few years are a big reason why Turks have taken to Twitter.

By Neal Caren and Didem T rko lu  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Turkey

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Turkey’s silenced spring

Recent events in Turkey illustrate the problems of conceiving of democracy simply in terms of competitive elections.

By Turkuler Isiksel  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democracy, Freedom of speech, Turkey

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Erdogan’s Twitter flail

Turkey’s internet shutdown doesn’t look Tahrir’s. But that doesn’t mean it won’t matter.

By Navid Hassanpour  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Turkey, Twitter

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Turkey’s Twitter ban is not an example of the Streisand Effect

Turkey’s Twitter crackdown is not important because it highlights the possible corruption of the Turkish government. It’s important because it may signal that the government is worried about its electoral prospects.

By Henry Farrell  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comparative Politics, Turkey

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Talking Turkey: How does corruption affect voting behavior?

How will voters react to corruption revelations in Turkey? Recent political science research shows voters react differently in “high corruption” and “low corruption” countries.

By Joshua Tucker  |  07:48 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corruption, Experimental Research, Turkey, Voting