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About Mustafa Demir

Mustafa Demir is a doctoral candidate at Keele University in the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE).

Articles by Mustafa Demir

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Erdoğan’s blessings

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the country’s first direct presidential election. But behind his vision of a ‘new Turkey’ lies a dangerous politics of scapegoating.

Securitizing the Hizmet/Gulen movement

Turkey’s most influential and widely respected civil society organisation, the Hizmet movement, is under continual attack by PM Erdoğan who accuses it of seeking to establish a “parallel state”. Such rhetoric and 'securitization' may destroy the democratic fabric of Turkish society.

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