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Legal Possibilities in the Dissolution Case against the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Turkey

—Tolga Şirin, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Marmara University, Turkey. Turkish politics involves a graveyard of political parties, which have been dissolved since the Republic’s early years. Unfortunately, the world record in this regard probably belongs to Turkey, where the courts have, so far, dissolved at least twenty-four political parties with communist, Islamist, or pro-Kurdish

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Published on September 2, 2021
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How Many Times can Erdoğan be a Presidential Candidate?

—Tolga Şirin, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Marmara University, Turkey. Turkey’s new ‘presidentialism alla Turca’ has almost completed its fourth and a half years. The constitutional amendment supporters in the 2017 referendum claimed that the new system would stabilize and strengthen the country and bring a breakthrough in the economic and legal fields. These claims did

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Published on August 3, 2021
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Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

—Nazlicicek Semercioglu, PhD candidate, Bocconi University, Italy. The Turkish President’s decision concerning Turkey’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (“Istanbul Convention”) that was taken on the basis of the Presidential Decree no. 9 was published in the Official Gazette on March 20, 2021. This

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Published on April 22, 2021
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Understanding Turkey’s Restructured System for Judicial Appointments and Promotions

—Dr. Ali Dursun Ulusoy, Professor of Law at Ankara University, Former Justice of Turkish Council of State (Danistay), Visiting Scholar, UCLA Law[*] In some countries including Turkey, a special board of judges (and prosecutors) is in charge of nationwide appointments (for everything from regional to apex courts), reshuffles, reassignments, removals and disciplinary procedures of judges

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Published on April 19, 2018
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Constitutional Amendments in an Age of Populism (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for

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Published on July 5, 2017
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Distinguishing Among Referenda (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for

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Published on April 27, 2017
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What’s at Stake in the Turkish Constitutional Amendment Proposal

–Ilayda Gunes, The University of Chicago Law School In the wake of the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016, Turkey has been struggling to heal its wounds under a state of emergency. Apart from the loss of hundreds of lives and more than 2,000 injured in clashes during the abortive coup, the country has also

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Published on April 14, 2017
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Comparative Law in the Age of Trump (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2017,

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Published on February 22, 2017
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“De-constitutionalism” in Turkey?

–Dr. Ali Acar, Ph.D. in Law, EUI Can “de-” be a modifier to describe the constitutionalism in a country? [1] This is what Prof. Kemal Gözler, a constitutional law scholar, has termed the current state of constitutionalism in Turkey.[2] He argues that Turkey undergoes a process of de-constitutionalism through various ways and practices of constitutional

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Published on May 19, 2016
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The Democratic Recession and the “New” Public Law: Toward Systematic Analysis

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law 2016 thus far has been marked by democratic backsliding and constitutional crises worldwide: European Commission ‘rule of law’ investigations into Polish laws on the Constitutional Tribunal and media;[1] Turkish President Erdoğan’s insistence that he will not comply with decisions of the Constitutional Court or the

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Published on April 22, 2016
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