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About Bulent Gokay

Bulent Gokay is Professor of International Relations and Head of School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy, at Keele University

Articles by Bulent Gokay

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is submissions editor at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Turkey cannot be a global power until it is a stable democracy

On the rise of Turkey, its messy foreign policy, and the AKP's internal 'enemies'–Richard Falk's discussion with the Turkish PM provokes more questions than answers.

Race and racism in modern Turkey

Ninety years since the establishment of the Republic, in an ever more complex society, the limitations and contradictions of Turkish national identity are coming to the fore more and more. 

The protests in Turkey: urban warfare in 'rebel cities'

These are democratic protest movements in societies experiencing rapid change where the public’s demand for better services and more democracy at local as well as national levels grow at a faster pace than their governments’ ability to provide.  

Ragip Zarakolu, human rights symbol in modern Turkey

Turkey will become a real global power only when the high level of its economic progress is matched by a strong, stable and functioning democratic system.
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