Due to the increase of migrants illegally crossing to Europe through the Black Sea, the European Union may need to re-knock on Turkey’s door in order to stop the crisis from cultivating.
The AK Party’s manifesto for the June 24 elections is beyond being an ordinary election manifesto. The manifesto also reveals the AK Party’s approach to the country’s past and present realities.
The, what can be called, “Kurdish opening,” of Muharrem Ince is one that will lose him votes to traditional, secular-nationalist CHP voters.
President Erdogan’s new way in pursuing foreign policy is a strategy to firstly save the country and to turn it into a regional powerhouse later on.
“The presence of large contradictions within the opposition bloc may easily be manipulated by the People Alliance. Thus, with this ostensible weakness and being positioned against the fundamental societal demand of non-domination, the prospect for the opposition to win the 24 June elections seems so bleak. In sum, in the face of these indicators the TAMAM campaign cannot be more than a passing fad.”
As Turkey is trying to reverse its deindustrialization process and is trying to avoid the middle income gap, the government should take a closer look to the South Korean development experience.
By selecting Muharrem Ince as the CHP’s presidential candidate, leader of the party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has re-emphasized that his aim is not to win the election, but to destroy the political career of Ince’s, while securing his own.
While opposition parties failed to list a joint candidate for the presidential elections, attempting to form a coalition for the parliamentary vote has been nothing more than chaos since the opposition parties have nothing in common to merge on.
The coalition formed between the opposition parties in Turkey is not an organic process and is therefore likely to fail in convincing voters to support such a grouping with no clear program to govern the country after the elections.
The AK Party’s campaign will show as to whether the coalition with the MHP will affect how the Kurdish electorate will vote.