Although reforms and changes began after the June 24 elections, Turkey’s transition period to a presidential system will need more time to be completed.
During the AK Party’s Sixth Ordinary Congress, President Erdogan made it clear that Turkey will not draw back from defending itself on all platforms.
The current crisis between Turkey and the U.S. is leading Ankara to seek for alternatives and to readjust its geopolitical portfolio.
The current state of opposition leaders who vowed to lead Turkey only a couple of months ago leaves one thinking whether they have completely lost their senses.
The AK Party – due to intending to include all sects of society in politics – has become Turkey’s largest catch-all party.
The split between those that support Muharrem Ince and those that support Kemal Kilicdaroglu continues to damage the future of Turkey’s main opposition party, CHP.
The on-going power struggle within the CHP has now become solidified with the rivalry between Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Muharrem Ince.
“All the main characteristics of bureaucratic transformation will take some time to be active. Actors, institutions, structures, and all other elements will gain momentum in accordance with the new system.”
As the HDP embraces a louder affiliation with the PKK, counterterrorism measures might be hardened to hurt the party organization more seriously.
Following the suppression of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, the unfinished democratization project of civil-military relations entered a new phase.