Turkey under the AKP: civil-military relations transformed

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2012
Authors
Aydınlı, E.
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Source Title
Journal of Democracy
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1045-5736
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The Johns Hopkins University Press
Volume
23
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1
Pages
100 - 108
Language
English
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Article
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Recent years have seen a transformation in Turkish civil-military relations—away from the traditional picture of weak elected officials overseen by a strong military, to one of a strengthened civilian government and a military with decreased influence. This article explores the questions of how this transformation has occurred, whether it will last, and what it indicates about prospects for democratic consolidation in Turkey. It includes suggestions for ensuring the institutionalization of these changes, and discusses possible stumbling blocks to further advancement.

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