Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faced down an attempted military coup in July 2016. But far from reinforcing democracy, in the year since then he has used the state of emergency to institutionalize an elective autocracy, writes Professor Ahmet İnsel.
is a former faculty member of Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France. He is Managing Editor of the Turkish editing house Iletisim and member of the editorial board of the monthly review Birikim. He is a regular columnist at Cumhuriyet newspaper and an author who has published several books and articles in both Turkish and French.