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Contemporary Turkish Politics

A.Kadir Yildirim

Contemporary Turkish Politics.

This compilation of memos draws from an October 2016 workshop at the Baker Institute, where more than a dozen scholars of Turkish politics delved into the relationship between recent developments in Turkey and the history of the Turkish state, the evolution of the ruling Justice and Development Party, and the complex identity politics of the region. The authors of this collection provide rich context, new data and sharp analysis of the nuanced challenges facing the Turkey and the region today.

"Contemporary Turkish Politics," co-edited by A.Kadir Yildirim and Marc Lynch, is a collaboration between the Baker Institute and the Project on Middle East Political Science. 

Contributions from Baker Institute experts include:

"Is there still hope for Turkish democracy?" in which authors A.Kadir Yildirim and Marc Lynch (of George Washington University) examine whether Turkey should still be considered a democracy.

"Women's representation across national and local office in Turkey," in which authors Abdullah Aydogan, Melissa Marschall and Marwa Shalaby explore patterns of office-seeking and office-holding by women in Turkey.