Reuters/Sertac Kayar - Turkish Kurdish women play music during an International Women's Day event in Mardin, in the Kurdish dominated southeastern Turkey March 7, 2015.

Opinion

A glimmer of hope for the future of Turkish democracy?

March 9, 2015, Kemal Kirişci and Melis Cengiz

Zühtü Arslan, well known in Turkey for his legal defenses of liberal democratic values, has been elected chairman of Turkey's Constitutional Court. Kemal Kirisci and Melis Cengiz examine whether his election can help defend the independence of the judiciary, and preserve the Court’s place in the Turkish political system as a check against the executive abuse of power.

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