Centre-right politics in Turkey after the November 2002 general election: neo-liberalism with a Muslim face

@article{Cosar2004CentrerightPI,
  title={Centre-right politics in Turkey after the November 2002 general election: neo-liberalism with a Muslim face},
  author={Simten Coşar and Aylin {\"O}zman},
  journal={Contemporary Politics},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={57 - 74}
}
This article analyses the implications for centre-right politics and democracy in Turkey of the rise to power of the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) in the November 2002 general election. It is argued that the AKP has both similarities with and differences from the centre-right political parties that have dominated Turkish politics in the aftermath of the 1980 coup d’état. It is possible to find continuity in the conciliatory and synthesizing stance of the AKP… 
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