The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.
In order to ensure that the AfD do not become the new right in Germany, Merkel’s government has increasingly adopted populist discourses.
Turkey’s June 24 election results are considered as a chance by the Turkish diaspora to initiate new and stable bilateral relations for the upcoming future.
“It would not be wrong to state that the main objective of the opposition parties, which was to block Erdogan from winning in the first round and to cause a “divided government” between the legislative and executive branches ultimately ended in a fiasco.”
Approaching the elections to be held on June 24 in Turkey, it can be observed that while the AK Party is in the lead, the CHP has been divided into two camps.
How will the vote of the Turkish diaspora affect the elections to be held on June 24?
The Solingen Arson Attack that was recently commemorated in Germany reminds the country of the importance of integration and mutual respect and the consequences of fascism and racism.
In an attempt to increase his popularity among the presidential race, CHP’s Muharrem Ince has utilized a populist discourse against Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey.
Having met President Erdogan in London, national German players with Turkish roots, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, have been subject to severe criticism from both German politicians and media outlets.
In order to better relations with Turkey, German politicians ought to learn the realities of Turkey without illogical wishful thinking.