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Media and democracy in Turkey : the Kurdish issue

  title={Media and democracy in Turkey : the Kurdish issue},
  author={Ekmel Geçer},
Over recent years, there has been an intense and polarised debate about the extent of democratisation in Turkey, although this has tended to be defined in institutional terms (for example, in the supposed reduction in military tutelage of the political system and the institutional recognition of minority rights). This study seeks to widen the terms of reference by examining the current challenges confronted by the Turkish media within the media-democracy relationship and, using the Kurdish… 

Painting the steps: a socio-legal analysis of the freedom of the press in Turkey

Over recent years, censorship of the press in Turkey has been under international scrutiny, having been examined on the basis of recent political developments such as the Justice and Development

War–peace journalism in the Turkish press: Countries come to the brink of war

  • M. Ersoy
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2016
The news coverage of the Turkish and Syrian jet planes that were hit by Turkey’s and Syria’s armies is being researched in Turkish newspapers. Stories about the Turkish jet that was hit by the Syrian



Communicating Democracy - Democratizing Communication: Media in Turkey: Legislation, Policies, Actors

This report is an attempt to understand the relationship between media and democracy in Turkey. Towards that end, it situates the media in its political and historical context. It argues that

Turkey’s Transition to Liberal Democracy and the Issue of its EU Membership

Turkey has often been projected as a model by the US-based think tanks and Western media for enlargement of market democracies in its surrounding regions to contain the surge of radical Islam. The

Notes on the public sphere on a national and post-national axis

Since Turkey became a candidate for the European Union in 1999, democratic rights and freedom of expression have been key issues in discourses surrounding EU—Turkey relations. Discussions on these

Media Performance, Agenda Building, and Democratization in East Africa

This chapter discusses media performance during the democratization process in the Eastern African countries of Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda, which form a regional union called the

The Paradox of Modernity in Turkey

The central argument of this article is that the strong state-centred tradition of Turkey has recently gone out of fashion. The breakdown of authoritarianism and state-centred approach and moving

Nationalisms and politics in Turkey: Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue

This book examines some of the most pressing issues facing the Turkish political establishment, in particular the issues of political Islam, and Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms. The authors explore

Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an Islamic Society

The experience of democracy in Turkey since its introduction in 1950 has been bloody, chequered but persistent. The complex cultural and economic stratification of Turkish society, together with its

Remote Control: How the Media Sustain Authoritarian Rule in China

This study examines the role of the media in sustaining regime stability in an authoritarian context. The article engages the recent work on authoritarian resilience in comparative politics but goes

Turkey at the Polls: A New Path Emerges

Abstract:Turkey's economic and political system has been confronted with major challenges during the course of the 1990s. These challenges originating from economic crises, state-centric model of

Civil Society and the Transformation of Turkey’s Kurdish Question

This article explores the multilayered characteristics of civil society involvement in Turkey’s Kurdish question. It examines the role and impact of Turkish and Kurdish civil society organizations