The Future of the People’s Alliance

“If the AK Party and the MHP are able to balance between “being rivals” in the local elections and “being partners” in the parliament, the People’s Alliance will continue to contribute to the solution of Turkey’s serious problems in the future.”

The alleged ‘ideological split’ in the People’s Alliance

It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) won’t form an alliance ahead of the 2019 municipal elections. Now both sides have to compete against each other in a civilized manner and manage the risk of the former members of the Nation Alliance cooperating.

Whither the People’s Alliance?

The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does not mean that their alliance will be damaged or come to an end.

A Uni-Multipolar Moment in Turkish Politics

“The AK Party’s primacy in the domestic distribution of power capabilities is one of the most salient features of the current Turkish politics, but the new dynamics with regards to the new system requires more cooperation to sustain its supremacy.”