Burhanettin Duran

Burhanettin Duran received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University in 1993 and obtained his Ph.D in Political Science from Bilkent University in 2001. Currently, Dr. Duran is a Professor at Ibn Haldun University and the General Coordinator of SETA Foundation.

Surprises abound ahead of Turkey’s June 24 elections

The Nation Alliance, formed by the CHP, the Good Party (IP), the Felicity Party (SP) and the Democratic Party (DP), is essentially pragmatic. Although they focus on the “shortcomings” of Turkish democracy, it was noteworthy that they refrained from pledging a return to the parliamentary system in their protocol — which suggests that the only thing they have in common is a desire to criticize Erdogan and the AK Party.

Kilicdaroglu’s post-Gul plan

The main opposition party’s leader is not aiming to win, as he knows that he can’t be elected president; but what he does want is a majority in Parliament and a return to the old system. This goal shows the country how disengaged he really is.