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September 16, 2013 / Sian Moore

Özlem Onaran on the Political Economy of the Turkish Protests

In this post for Research Turkey Professor Özlem Onaran discusses the political economy of the Turkish protests. “Can neoliberal speculation and finance-led growth be a role model of development, social cohesion and regional convergence? No, this model is neither socially nor economically stable, as the recent events as well as the recent history of Turkey show. The next bust and crisis in Turkey is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’, and the international financial investors will make that decision.”

Prof Onaran has also been featured in news media coverage of the situation in Turkey:

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