Melissa DeOrio holds an MSc in Security Studies from University College London and a degree in Political Science from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Melissa lived in Samsun, Turkey from 2014-2015 as a Fulbright scholar and frequently analyzes Turkish political affairs.
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaA hollow referendum
Instead of articulating a brand-new direction for the country, the referendum simply served to legitimize and...
Published in: HomeTurkey: Do increased police powers signify desertion of democracy?
Expanded police powers and arrest of journalists signify a pivot away from a previous focus on democratic...