Over the past decade, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been lauded for restructuring and stabilising the country’s economy, which in turn led to the emergence of an uncommon era of economic and political calm. But today the government’s increasingly belligerent line against any and all criticism has angered many Turks and spooked the country’s business interests, as well as foreign investors. In this month’s edition of the magazine, Stephen Starr reports from Istanbul.

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