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Ankara Transatlantic Trends Survey 2014 Launch August 20, 2014 / Ankara

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) pleased to invite you to the gathering for:

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A New Era for Turkey Under President Erdoğan August 13, 2014 Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı, director of GMF's Ankara office, elaborates on his recent Transatlantic Take discussing Turkey's presidential election.
BUILD: Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues July 30, 2014

This video wraps up the conference with interviews from participants explaining why they found BUILD an engaging, useful, informative experience. #GMFBUILD

Research & Analysis Archive

Democracy, Islam, and the AKP July 01, 2011 / Soli Ozel


Paradoxically, secularization and Islamization go hand in hand in Turkey. The AKP that emerged from Turkey’s Islamist movement is the agent of an ascending entrepreneurial class, which has prospered phenomenally in the course of the past eight years and benefited from patronage and rent distribution. Meanwhile, the losers of the global integration process were taken care of with a series of populist (and popular) measures. Is today’s picture in Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy a function solely of the AKP governments? Over the course of the last two centuries, Turkey made the historical choices to become a capitalist, secular, and democratic country with a Muslim population. The AKP must be seen and evaluated as a product of Turkish economic and political history, as must its foreign policy.