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About Müjge Küçükkeleş

Müjge Küçükkeleş has a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and an MA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, UK. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute for Middle East Studies at Marmara University in Istanbul, and a member of Atlantic Council’s 2012-2013 Young Turkey Young America program. 


Articles by Müjge Küçükkeleş

This week’s front page editor

Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The state of regional Kurdish politics: divided as ever

The confidence that prevailed in Kurdish streets in the aftermath of the Kobane victory is now replaced by a growing sense of abandonment and misery, with nationalism its natural expression.

Turkey’s snap elections: an opportunity for peace?

Unfortunately, the peace process has not produced trust regarding the longterm intentions of each side; on the contrary it has generated actions and attitudes that have contributed to greater distrust. 

Digging deep into Turkish politics: what next for HDP?

Long regarded as the biggest threat to Turkey’s political system and territorial integrity, the Kurds have emerged as the champion of Turkish democracy and protector of the country’s parliamentary regime.  

Pro-Kurdish party at the heart of the Turkish elections: prospects for the peace process

As has been seen clearly during this campaign period, the harsh rhetoric used by the AK Party and the HDP regarding one another has brought the negotiations to the edge of a total freeze.

Back to the future in Turkish politics: CHP in search of a social democrat identity

Kilicdaroglu not only promised to address the problems of the country’s 17 million poor, but tied the reforms to a timeline, not at all common in Turkish politics. 

Istanbul protests: what consequences for Turkey’s peace process?

The recent protests are redefining Turkey's democratic culture. But what consequences will they have on the historic ongoing Kurdish peace process?

Turkey’s recent Kurdish opening: opportunities and the challenges ahead

The opportunity for a peaceful settlement of Turkey's Kurdish question came as a surprise to many observers, announced as it was in the middle of a period of growing tension. But despite support by both parties, ambiguities that could undermine the whole process subsist.

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