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.