Turkey Fifteen Years After: The AKP regime’s power as context shaping

Source:The Turkey Analyst Date:17Sep2017

This excellent article explains how AKP’s true power lays in defining and shaping the national narrative. The party essentially decides what can and cannot be debated. Every topic of national interest is seen and weighed from AKP’s perspective.

As a result, NGOs, opposition and the civil society have lost significance over the last fifteen years. The author concludes that a return to Ataturkism is the only possible alternative. This is probably true and those days may not be too far off. Political Islam, the ideology from which AKP sustains its domestic narrative is withering, to a large extent because it failed spiritually and economically in Turkey.