The Secular Roots of Gezi Trees

In the last hundred years, Turkey went through a series of political standoffs between the secular and Islamist/Muslim Conservative groups. For many years the Turkish Armed Forces undemocratically implemented secular domination in upper society and government organizations. Secularism was made an official state ideology. Even though Turkish elites, who were educated with Western values disapproved…

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Turkey’s Road to European Union

Turkey is a country that is connected to two continents, Europe and Asia. For decades Turkey has been trying to join European Union. The union showed some reasons and consistently declined our applications, even though Turkey fulfilled European demands and removed the reasons that they showed against us, but it wasn’t enough for them. Just recently, a Greek negotiator seemingly…

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