From Tunisia to Turkey, Kiev to Caracas, people around the world are making their desire for democracy and greater freedom overwhelmingly clear. But what is the proper role for the United States? Read Sarah Trister's op-ed for The Hill.
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
During the last three months, and especially the last three weeks, Turkey has seen a dangerous increase in political polarization and the intentional deepening of long-standing national divisions. The proximate immediate causes are elections to be held nationwide on March 30.
Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists and media owners who dispute government claims, deepening the country’s political and social polarization.