“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.”
Erdogan’s campaign promises Turkish people a new start for a brighter future and a strong democracy with the new governing system in the country.
The opposition in Turkey has increasingly adopted anti-Syrian, populist, rhetoric, which only fuels hatred within society.
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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.