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Is Islamic Liberalism Dead in Turkey?
Turkey has long served as a gateway between East and West. Many Western governments count on Turkey to serve as a democratic ally in an unable region. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP have been praised for creating a liberal Islamic government in the Middle East. More recently, however, the so-called Turkish model looks to be failing. Why did such a promising government model fail to inspire democratic regimes among Turkeys neighbors? Is the Arab Spring to blame for the demise of the Turkish model? Is it possible for a government to effectively blend Islamic principles with democratic practices?

Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 8:00pm


Is Islamic Liberalism Dead in Turkey?
Turkey has long served as a gateway between East and West. Many Western governments count on Turkey to serve as a democratic ally in an unable region. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP have been praised for creating a liberal Islamic government in the Middle East. More recently, however, the so-called Turkish model looks to be failing. Why did such a promising government model fail to inspire democratic regimes among Turkeys neighbors? Is the Arab Spring to blame for the demise of the Turkish model? Is it possible for a government to effectively blend Islamic principles with democratic practices?

Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 2:00am


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