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?
Prior to the June general elections in Turkey, the PKK once again elected AKP targets to murder.
As the HDP embraces a louder affiliation with the PKK, counterterrorism measures might be hardened to hurt the party organization more seriously.
Will the HDP be able to show the courage to stand against the PKK, which has already been displayed by the electorate? Or are they willing to keep their violence prone policies?
The PKK continues to murder Kurdish people in Turkey who do not support the terrorist organization.
“A final finding of the June 24 elections in Turkey is that neither Turkey’s eastern votes nor its Kurdish votes act as a bloc but intra-eastern and intra-Kurdish differences prevail in the country.”
Political players that draw the right lessons from the June 24 elections will successfully adapt to changing circumstances.
The June 24 elections have illustrated that the popularity of the HDP in comparison to the AK Party has decreased in Eastern Turkey.
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.
The reconciliation period that the AK Party opened with the Kurdish population in Turkey led to developments that could not have been imagined before.