Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

“Turkey’s “allies” that arm, train, and protect the PKK may keep the group safe in some zones for some time, but this was not enough to stop Turkey in Afrin and may not be enough in the next battleground.”

Understanding the New Turkey: Towards Post-Kemalist Politics

“Following the momentum of economic and political liberalization in Turkey, and as the realm of politics gained relative autonomy from the state, it became apparent that the secular-nationalist identity was insufficient to bring society into unity.”

CHP’s Possible Strategies for the 2019 Election

“From the 1970s onwards, Erbakan established four different political parties – all which were shut down by military coups or judiciaries serving tutelage regimes. The CHP is known to have served as the civilian leg of the tutelage regime that polarized the nation through secularism and the Kurdish question for years and acted as the fiercest opponent of the Erbakan wing.”

The Identity Crisis of the Iyi Party

“Reducing the IYI Party’s ideological baggage to such an extent that can lead to the creation of further conflict zones could result to a “split within a split” during the 2019 elections.”