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Tilda Grabow

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The ‘Pelican Brief,’ the ‘Coup’, and the Matter of Parliamentary Immunity: The End of the End of Turkish Democracy

[Ahmet Davutoglu. Image by Foreign and Commonwealth Office via Flickr]

Recent Turkish parliamentary scandals—the "resignation" of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the appointment of Binali Yıldırım, and the question of legal immunity for serving MPs—might seem rather inconsequential in the context of the violence, corruption, and increasingly brazen anti-democratic measures instigated, encouraged, tacitly supported or at least ignored by the ruling AK Party and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They might seem even less consequential in ...

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Tilda Grabow

 

Tilda Grabow is a pseudonym for this contributor, as the author wishes to remain anonymous due to security concerns.