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A Background To The Constitutional Referendum: Reinforcing The Politics Of Polarization

By ─░lter Turan

Turkey’s politicians usually take a break from their routine in August and enjoy a vacation. But in a departure from tradition, they are on the campaign trail these days, speaking at several rallies a day under the harsh summer sun. READ MORE

Demands For More Reform By Turkey Lessen EU Membership Chances

By Dorian Jones

The European Commission's annual progress report on Turkish membership says Ankara has improved its handling of human rights issues and the Kurdish minority. But it says that a lot more work needs to be done for it to become an EU member. The report is being met with little enthusiasm in Turkey as doubts over its bid to become a member continues to grow. READ MORE