Category: Jenny White

University in Washington bows to Turkey’s pressure, expels critical student

Today’s Zaman Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences Adem Yavuz Arslan, a prominent Turkish journalist and (until this month) the Washington bureau chief of the Bugün daily, was told that he is no longer welcome at Bahçeşehir University, a newly established school in D.C. seeking state accreditation… Expert quoted: “Many of the scholars who […]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power grab backfires in Turkey as crackdowns on PKK, media prove unpopular

Washington Times Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences For the second time this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s quest to consolidate power might be backfiring… Expert quote: “Justice and Development wants those votes back, even if it means overturning a peace deal with the PKK that was on the cusp of implementation and […]

Turkish election results a huge blow to the president and his party, says

ABC “The World Today” (Australia) Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences Professor Jenny White from Boston University has been following the elections in Turkey closely and says that while this election is a significant blow to the President and his party she wouldn’t rule him out yet… View full article and listen to audio […]

In Turkey, a show of male solidarity in tackling violence against women

Christian Science Monitor Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences Decked out in miniskirts, dozens of men braved winter weather to march in Turkey’s largest city Saturday to protest rising violence against Turkish women… Expert quote: “Turkish women have succeeded in getting a number of legal protections on paper, but people’s attitudes, especially in the […]

Erdogan’s hold on power

Gulf News Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 60, became the country’s first directly elected president last year and immediately boosted the pomp and powers of the office: Erdogan’s white palace…  Expert quote: “Erdogan [presents himself as] the patriarchal father protecting the honour of his national family and keeping […]

In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

Reuters Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences President Tayyip Erdogan’s tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey’s G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism… Expert quote: “Erdogan (presents himself as) the patriarchal father protecting the […]