While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and strategies are still unclear.
The opposition bloc in Turkey are trying to use the upcoming local elections as a “referendum vote” on the AK Party and Erdogan.
Prior to the June general elections in Turkey, the PKK once again elected AKP targets to murder.
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?
“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.”
“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.”
Turkish society has not given in to chauvinist nationalism is that Turkish society has successfully absorbed the four million plus refugees from Syria and other places from the Middle East. This is beyond imagination for many other countries, especially as one thinks of the current refugee crisis among the EU member states.
The support given to Turkey’s main opposition – CHP – by western media outlets only harms the party more than widening its prospects.
Turkey’s June 24 election results are considered as a chance by the Turkish diaspora to initiate new and stable bilateral relations for the upcoming future.
How did Turks living abroad vote in the June 24 elections?