The recent gains by the Kurdish-dominated party in Turkey’s national election could be a watershed moment for Turkish democracy, write DAVID TITTENSOR and TEZCAN GÜMÜŞ. Turkey’s national election on 7 June, 2015 provided a major surprise result. While pre-election polls anticipated that the ruling Islamist Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party, AKP) would […]
About David Tittensor
Dr David Tittensor is a research fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the author of The House of Service: the Gulen Movement and Islam’s Third Way, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
The rift between the Gülen movement and Turkey’s ruling party is widening, says DAVID TITTENSOR. The Gülen movement, which its 72-year-old founder, retired imam Fethullah Gülen (pictured), denies is even a movement, is both political and not political—that is, it is not a political party and, to date, appears to have no intention of making […]