How will the parliamentary candidate lists in Turkey affect the election campaigns and the election in June?
Turkey’s determination on the Jerusalem issue outdistances the Arab countries that no longer see Palestine as a priority.
The U.S. government’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a turning point in history and will fuel instability and violence in the Middle East.
President Erdogan’s election campaign focuses on new rational reforms ranging from economic growth to multidimensional foreign policy, draining momentum away from his opponents.
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.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s manifesto for the 2018 presidential election encapsulates his past experiences and a vision for Turkey’s future.
It seems that tensions with Europe will not be a dominant theme in Turkey’s upcoming elections, but it is difficult to say the same about potential developments in the Middle East.
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.
The Westerners, who have been trying to remove Mr. Erdogan from power for the past five years, are actually building their own case for why the West lost Turkey.
Gul is making the wrong choice for his political career if he dares to be the joint candidate of the opposition bloc as the news reports suggest.