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About Bill Park
Bill Park is a senior lecturer in the department of defence studies at Kings College London. He is currently conducting a longer-term study of the three way relationship between Turkey, the United States and the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq. His books include Turkey's Policy Towards Northern Iraq: Problems and Prospects (Routledge, 2005), and Modern Turkey: People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalized World (Routledge, 2011)
Articles by Bill Park
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No to TTIP
The legal contest over an ultra-nationalist conspiracy in Turkey is at heart about politics rather than justice, says Bill Park.
The trial of alleged conspirators acting in defence of Turkey’s “deep state” is exposing the country’s military as well as its political leadership to new pressures, says Bill Park.
(This article was first published on 3 November 2008)
An elite conspiracy is charged with intending to destabilise Turkey's elected government in order to defend the country's permanent, secretive structure of power. But does the legal case tell the whole story, asks Bill Park.