Tag Archives: Media in New Turkey

The July coup attempt in Turkey brought up memories of the country’s long history with military uprisings and the related role that coup plots—real, alleged, and imagined—play in the country’s everyday politics. Today’s Turkish demand that the U.S. detain Fethullah … Continue reading

Investment and expansion have made Turkish media a transnational powerhouse in the Middle East and Central Asia. Yet tensions continue to grow between media outlets and the Islamist AKP party that has governed the country for over a decade. In … Continue reading

Some background on this weekend’s events from the new University of Illinois book Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State, by Bilge Yesil. While the Turkish model was drawing praise, the country was indeed experiencing serious … Continue reading