Perspectives Turkey 8: Capital and Capitalists in Turkey

This issue opens with an article by Yunus Sözen that evaluates the local elections which were held on 30 March. Our special dossier is on capital and capitalists in Turkey. We analyze the varieties of business groups from Gülen community to capitalists of the Kurdish region. Democracy section features an article on recent internet censorship efforts by the government. As usual we have other interesting articles in our Ecology, International Politics, Culture and Human Landscape sections. We hope you enjoy the read.


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Date of Publication
April 2014
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung – Turkey Representation
Number of Pages
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Table of contents

3 Editorial

Local elections
4 Authoritarianism and political crisis
Yunus Sözen

Capital and Capitalistst in Turkey
8 Gülen sect: Reached for the state, got capital instead
Ayşe Çavdar
13 Public–private partnerships: The fauna of corruption
Sermin Sarıca
18 Media capital and ultra-cross media ownership
Gülseren Adaklı
24 The political orientation of the Kurdish capital
Ayşe Seda Yüksel, Interview: İrfan Aktan

28 Kavar as a development model
Nurcan Baysal

32 Censorship of the internet: Fight against participatory democracy
Serdar Paktin
36 Everything is public now,
Gülfer Akkaya

International Politics
40 Turkey and humanitarian assistance
Sema Genel

44 Artistic expression and freedom of creativity
Turgut Tarhanlı
48 The privatization of art or the sphere of legitimacy of capital
Nurdan Durmaz

Human Landscape
53 Raif Türk: A Kurdish businessman
İrfan Aktan

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