Muslims, money and democracy in Turkey
Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:12Nov2017
AKP managed to expand Turkey’s middle class, as well as bringing in the formerly “disenfranchised” Islamists ot its center. Yet, contrary to accepted wisdom, a prosperous and broad middle class didn’t find for democracy. This book explains why Turkey deviates from standard social development theory. The experiment is not finished, though. Recent polls indicate the same urban conservative middle class is abandoning AKP.