Articles By Alev Scott
 
March 2014
 
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November 2013
Last year’s protests in Gezi Park have spurred Recep Tayyip Erdogan into absurd action: now he’s locking up would-be protesters before they have the chance to assemble
 
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July/August 2013
For the neo-Ottoman Turkish Prime Minister, the project for Gezi Park is an iconic step towards the return of a muscular Islamic state
 
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December 2011
In Kalkan, Turkey, the British tourists that fall for dubious property bargains have only their poor taste to blame
 
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October 2011
Decadent expats in Istanbul may be morally outrageous but they add foreign flavour to the newest party city
 
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June 2011
The Turkish government's Orwellian attempt to ban all sexual content on the internet has led to the proscription of toy and takeaway websites. "Hot" dinners anyone?
 
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June 2011
While polo as a spectator sport is primarily for the Manolo-wearing classes in England, in Argentina it is much more of a national sport
 
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May 2011
Erdogan's Islamist party is capitalising on the disunity of its opposition — and engaging in novel approaches to buying votes — as it steamrolls to another election victory
 
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April 2011

While celebrity transvestites are much adored in Turkey, their everyday counterparts are the subject of hostile abuse on the streets of Istanbul

 
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March 2011
Bizarre new Turkish alcohol laws implemented by the Islamist AKP government are curtailing the civil right to a good time
 
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March 2011
Book review of Turkey: A Short History by Norman Stone
 
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