David Tittensor

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.

Turkey’s Kurdish election surprise

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 …

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Erdoğan moves against ‘parallel state’

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 …

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