The June 24 elections were the first general elections that were held in the aftermath of the failed military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and as such they represented the dawn of democratic normalization and a potential end to the state of emergency that was declared after the coup.
“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.”
Having handled serious domestic and foreign policy crises over the years, including party closure cases and a failed coup attempt, Erdogan’s campaign for the presidential system has been accepted by the Turkish electorate.
The electorate who voted in the June 24 elections in Turkey have given President Erdogan the opportunity to convey the presidential system.
The reconciliation period that the AK Party opened with the Kurdish population in Turkey led to developments that could not have been imagined before.
Many would bet for a victory for Erdogan but with a divided parliament, which will make politics quite hot for the following months in terms of the relations between the executive and legislative branches.
The Turkish model, offered by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) after 2002, presents a political community of Muslims and non-Muslim peoples in a post-nation-state framework.
During his speech that was televised on state TV, why did Selahattin Demirtas reference individuals who started armed campaigns against the state?
“The June 24 elections are part of Turkey’s quest for domestic stability in an increasingly uncertain international environment.”
Due to the methodological strategies of survey companies, it is difficult to suggest that they reflect accurate voter preferences in Turkey.