The AKP’s Radical Conservatism: A Utopian Project Not Yet Exhausted
Turkey Analyst / Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Toni Alaranta’s new article was published in the Turkey Analyst on June 3rd. Can the Islamic-Conservative, utopian state project endure? This is the crucial question as Turkey approaches parliamentary elections, to be held on June 7. The whole political system is at stake. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his most enthusiastic “New Turkey” zealots are going to push their utopian Islamic-Conservative regime forward, to the very limits allowed by the international system. The Islamic-conservative utopian state project in Turkey is not yet exhausted.

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