Today's Quote: Elif Shafak

Quotes | June 10, 2015, Wednesday // 14:17|  views


''As a writer, a woman, a democrat, a feminist, I do not want anyone in Turkey to have too much power,'' stated renowned writer Elif Shafak in an piece published in TIME magazine. She commented on the past parliamentary elections in the country.

''Because whoever attains power wants more and then even more power! It is never enough. It was never enough for AKP. Separation of powers was thrust aside, rule of law ignored, media freedoms and freedom of expression endangered, all in order to consolidate power in the hands of the same people, year after year. I am not sure any other party would have behaved any differently had they remained in power for so long. That is why I find separation of powers, free media and the existence of a rich civil society far more important for the sustainability of Turkey’s democracy.''

The full article is available here

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