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Table of contents and introduction in German.
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Literardio of IG Autorinnen und Autoren
Saturday, 13 Oktober 2018, 15:00
Türkisches Volkshaus Frankfurt e.V
Saturday, 13 Oktober 2018 , 19:00
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Reading Zone of Independent Publishers
Sunday, 14 October, 14:00
Public Library Vienna
Monday, 22 October 2018, 19:00
A ’new’ Turkey – this is what the The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to achieve. After the failed military coup of July 2016 which resulted in a state of emergency being declared, the implementation of a new presidential system and a victory in the early parliamentary elections on 24th June 2018, Erdoğan seemed to have reached the pinnacle of his ascent to power. In the same month, the opposition obtained almost half of the popular vote in the elections, despite very limited possibilities for assemblies as well as restricted freedom of press and expression.
The text presents 16 alternative perspectives of the ‘new’ Turkey. The authors discuss the impacts of the June 2018 elections, the coalition of nationalism and Islamism, the plight of minorities, opposition parties, academics, the Kurdish question, media and cultural politics, Turkish foreign and regional policy, the question of gender and feminist issues, refugee policy and many more crucial issues which face the ‘new’ Turkey.
Ilker Ataç, Political Scientist, RheinMain University in Wiesbaden/VIDC
Michael Fanizadeh works at VIDC on Migration and Development, Antidiscrimination and the Middle East,
Volkan Ağar works at the Berlin Newspaper taz and for the German-Turkish web-portal taz gazete.