Prospects for Turkey


1. Particularly useful is İsmet Akça, Ahmet Bekmen, and Barış Alp Özden, eds., Turkey Reframed: Constituting Neoliberal Hegemony, (London: Pluto Press, 2014).

2. Hugh Poulton, Top Hat, Grey Wolf and Crescent: Turkish Nationalism and the Turkish Republic (London: Hurst & Company, 1997).

3. David McDowall, A Modern History of the Kurds (London and New York: I.B. Taurus, 1996), 198.

4. Erik J. Zürcher, Turkey: A Modern History, 3rd ed. (London and New York: I.B. Taurus, 2009), 176-98; Feroz Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey (Routledge, 1993), 62-63, 99.

5. Zürcher, 241.

6. Brian Mello, ed., European Journal of Turkish Studies (No. 11, 2010), 

7. Ahmet Samin, “The Tragedy of the Turkish Left,” New Left Review (No. 126, March-April 1981), 60-85.

8. Zürcher, 263; Samin, 80.

9. Aziz Çelik, “Trade Unions and Deunionization During Ten Years of AKP Rule,” Perspectives: Political Analysis and Commentary from Turkey (No. 3, December 2012), 44-48.

10. Hendrik Müller, “The Dire State of Labor Rights in Turkey,” The Turkey Analyst, September 24, 2014.

11. “Turkey’s blue collar workers cite poor conditions as main reason to find new job: Poll,” Hurriyet Daily News, August 20, 2015.

12. Some have convincingly linked the HDP’s electoral success to Gezi, for example, Constanze Letsch and Ian Traynor, “Election result heralds a new Turkey, but not the one Erdoğan wanted,” Guardian, June 8, 2015.

13. Sungar Savran, “Turkey and Its Kurds at War,” New Politics, September 19, 2015.

14. Emrah Yıldız, “The Soma Massacre, the Spine Tower, and the Corporate-State’s Fitrat in Turkey,” Bianet, May 21, 2014.

15. Daniel Johnson, “Workers in the New Turkey,” Jacobin, April 5, 2015; Daniel Johnson, “The Meaning of the Election in Turkey,” New Politics, June 25, 2015.

16. “HDP co-chair Demirtaş reveals details of peace process,” Hurriyet Daily News, July 28, 2015.