Al Majalla, the Arab magazine, recently published a special report on Turkey called “7 years of AKP Rule.”
The report provides a variety of perspectives on Turkey’s political situation and the impact of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) seven years in power.
I was most impressed with Nicholas Burch’s interview with Islamic Studies scholar and foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Erdogan Ibrahim Kalin, who provides a clear and balanced official perspective on Turkey’s increasingly independent foreign policy.
The special report also features the Christian Science Monitor‘s ace correspondent in Istanbul Yigal Schleifer, who focuses on one of Turkey’s most significant challenges: engaging in an honest reckoning with both its past and its internal ethnic and ideological divisions.
— Ben Katcher