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Medicine for the crisis: Democratic culture of compromise

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Mehmet Y. Yilmaz

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been revealing in his pre-election speeches to citizens what it is that most awaits us post-elections: A political crisis!
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Billboards, swimsuits, and the AKP

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If you order billboard advertisements showing photos of young women in swimming suits cleared from the terminal of the Ataturk Airport because they disturb people on their way to making the hajj, you can't just put on the brakes there.....this business will continue. It will be reflected in questions like "Why don't people have the right to sit separately?" as you hold party congresses and anniversary ceremonies in which the "haremlik" and "selamlik" order is followed. ('Haremlik' and 'selamlik' refer to public events at which men and women are separated from eachother, sitting or standing in different sections.)
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