The CHP and HDP are trying to hand in hand to prevent the Turkish government from increasing its fight against the PKK and FETO terrorist groups.
CHP’s reaction to Turkey’s legitimate offensive against the PKK formations in northern Iraq is irrational.
The recent agreement over Manbij between Turkey and the U.S. is a hopeful development; yet other important issues regarding Ankara’s security concerns and peace in Syria still remain.
The main opposition party’s presidential candidate Muharrem Ince is not acting like a traditional CHP candidate but acts within the context of Turkey’s changing sociology, imitating those in power.
It appears that in the coming month, Erdogan will continue to set the agenda for Turkey’s politics and his competition will have to speak from within that agenda.
Trump tries to consolidate his government’s power at home and abroad by supporting Israel’s ambitions though it further upset the balance in the Middle East.
Turkey has been consistently improving bilateral ties with countries like the U.K. and yet opposition political figures desperately complain to foreign governments about the current government instead of reaching out to their own people.
President Erdogan’s Istanbul manifesto is important not only because it puts forward his strategies in the lead-up to the June 24 elections but it also sets out his political vision.
With the oppositional bloc relying mostly on emotions and ideology rather than politics and visionary alliances, they have now found themselves leading toward the elections without a strategy.
The most recent developments in Turkey indicate that the country is a battleground between Westernism and native/national politics. This power struggle became crystal clear during the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.