Erdogan's constitutional referendum may have just set Turkish democracy back 70 years.
Kemal Kirişci is the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings, with an expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies. Within the project, Kirişci runs the Turkey Project Policy Paper series and frequently writes on the latest developments out of Turkey. He is the co-author of "The Consequences of Chaos: Syria's Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect" (Brookings Institution Press, April 2016), which considers the long-term economic, political, and social implications of Syria's displaced and offers policy recommendations to address the humanitarian crisis.
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The narratives emerging from the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul underscore the vulnerability of Turkey's secularists.
Brookings' Kemal Kirisci discusses the shrinking space for Turkey democracy's following the July coup attempt - from violence between Turkish forces on the PKK to the government's crackdown on civil society institutions and the media.
Brookings' Kemal Kirisci discusses Turkey's return to a pragmatic foreign policy following its warming relations with Russia and Israel.