Posted by: anotherworldip | 06/22/2013



Duly Noted: Turkey’s Reckoning

What started as a small protest against the construction of a new commercial center in an Istanbul park has grown into a wave of anti-government demonstrations across Turkey, exposing political tensions long masked by impressive economic performance. In a new Focal Point, Project Syndicate contributors consider whether Turkey can remain a role model for the Middle East.

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan on why Turkey is rebelling
Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park, is Senior Resident Scholar at the International Monetary Fund.

Ian Buruma on the battle for liberalism in Turkey
Buruma is Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College.



Jeffrey D. Sachs on the Turkish economic miracle
Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Aryeh Neier on Turkey’s imprisoned press
Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch.


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