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.
Due to the failure of ethnic Kurdish political parties in Turkey failing to form a coalition among themselves, it seems like the race in obtaining the vote of the Kurdish electorate is going to remain between the AK Party and the HDP.
Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less prominent position. Under current conditions those criticisms of one-man rule towards Erdogan represent nothing but an utter ignorance of politics.
In order to better relations with Turkey, German politicians ought to learn the realities of Turkey without illogical wishful thinking.