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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.

Saving the HDP from marginalization

“Trying to save the HDP from the margins of the political arena despite its unwillingness to undergo a major transformation would undermine Turkey’s fight against terrorism.”

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.