Justin Vela

New work out on Turkey

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Istanbul- In the past few weeks I’ve slowed down a bit. There’s been a lot of changes, including a move from Istanbul’s Cukurcuma neighborhood to Galata and a general need for some R&R.

All that is settled now and I’ve had three new articles published this month on Turkey.

Turkey’s ruling control freaks reports on an overlooked government decree by which independent financial commissions and boards established to disperse power were attached to government ministries.

The whole issues smacks of “the government knows best,” say analysts – a defining characteristic of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which appears to believe in its own infallibility after ushering in a new era of stability and growth during its eight years in power. 

Read the full article here 

I also have articles out on conscientious objectors and healthcare tourism in Turkey.

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Written by Justin Vela

September 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

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