While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and strategies are still unclear.
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?
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.