While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and strategies are still unclear.
The Council of State’s decision on the Student Oath has no rationality as Turkey is no longer the “old Turkey.”
In Turkey today while on the one hand there is no actual problem with the country’s republican character, on the other hand, certain secularist circles aggressively disregard its additional and necessary democracy component.
What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies? What kind of a road map have they drawn?
President Erdogan’s “Erdogan-type politics” during his era as Mayor of Istanbul still carries importance for current candidates seeking selection in metropolitan cities.
“Most people still are in the opinion that Turkey owes much to Adnan Menderes due to his struggle for democracy, because otherwise it’s still believed that a quasi-single-party-regime would have continued.”
“It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that Turkey’s political parties will be forced to make some difficult decisions in the lead-up to the municipal elections.”
Will the CHP maintain its latent support for the HDP during Turkey’s local elections, or will it form an official alliance with the Iyi Party?
The opposition in Turkey is now trying to polarize society through statements made by artists. Does every artist have to be a blind opponent of their country’s government and why does Turkey’s opposition throw a tantrum when artists call for unity?
The CHP’s recent Party Assembly – where Muharrem Ince was not invited – only emphasized the conflict between Kilicdaroglu and his critics.