Vi­o­lence and democ­racy

Turkish Review - - LEXICON - WIL­LIAM ARM­STRONG

Turkey’s hy­per­ac­tive news agenda did not slow down for the re­peat gen­eral elec­tion of Nov. 1. The coun­try con­tin­ued to face a for­mi­da­ble menu of is­sues at home and abroad, in­clud­ing re­newed clashes be­tween the mil­i­tary and the PKK, spillover ef­fects from the melt­down across the bor­der in Syria, and the worst ter­ror­ist at­tack in Turkey’s his­tory, which struck the cap­i­tal in Oc­to­ber, ex­pos­ing what ap­pear to be deep­en­ing fault-lines in Turk­ish so­ci­ety

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