Ahead of the snap election in June 2018, Turkey is under a severe financial attack. It is quite apparent that Turkey’s macroeconomic indicators are quite healthy, and it is not possible to explain the current financial pressure “economically”.
Huda-Par has signaled to the conservative Kurdish voters that Erdogan is still the closest candidate to them. How this message will be received will determine the winner of Turkey’s Kurdish votes, and perhaps even the winner of the presidential elections on June 24.
What are the three possible scenarios waiting for Turkey after the June 24 elections?
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.
The AK Party’s manifesto in preparation for the June 24 elections ha been the most comprehensive one since the party’s accession to power.
In order to avoid the deterioration of the Turkish Lira, the government need to reduce its reliance on foreign capital flows by speeding up structural reforms.
By trying to appeal to the left in Turkey, the HDP is increasingly pushing away its core Kurdish nationalist vote.
By refusing the native-national politics proposed by the AK Party, the opposition fails to present its own political project.
While the French state is also under a state of emergency and is pursuing such policy due to the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the European Union have abruptly responded to Turkey holding elections during its state of emergency.
While some political parties in Turkey ensured that their parliamentary candidacy processes were open to the public, others held them in utmost secrecy.