Hazal Duran

Hazal Duran

Hazal Duran conducted her B.A in the fields of Turkish Language and Literature and International Relations at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology in 2012. She completed her M.A in Modern Turkish Studies at Istanbul Sehir University. While continuing her doctoral studies at Bilkent University, she is currently serving as a Researcher at the SETA Ankara Directorate of Political Studies.
Remembering the July 15 Coup Attempt After Three Years

Remembering the July 15 Coup Attempt After Three Years

July 15, 2019
Turkey has faced three problems since the July 15 coup attempt. The first was the cleansing of state institutions in the fight against FETO, the second was related to the legal procedure in the post-coup period and the third was related to the fight against FETO in the international arena.
The Rise of Hate Speech against Syrian Refugees in Turkey

The Rise of Hate Speech against Syrian Refugees in Turkey

July 10, 2019
Some right-wing extremist politicians in Turkey blame refugees for the ongoing economic problems and for the level of unemployment. Since most of the acts on dehumanizing Syrian refugees take place on social media, there is a need of a well-planned strategy to fight against it.
Why did Voting Behavior Change in Istanbul

Why did Voting Behavior Change in Istanbul?

July 1, 2019
Why did a significant number of the Istanbul electorate change their voting preference in just 84 days? Is this change in voting behavior related to a long-lasting social and political transformation in Turkish society?
Why did Ekrem Imamoglu win the Istanbul Elections

Why did Ekrem Imamoglu win the Istanbul Elections?

June 24, 2019
The consolidation of all parties against the AK Party is the main reason behind the success of Imamoglu on June 23. This is directly related to the new pre-electoral alliance system, uniting all parties in a common goal.
Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between

Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between Imamoglu and Yıldırım?

June 17, 2019
Yildirim’s performance on the live debate may create an effect on the previous AK Party voters who did not go to the polls on March 31. Beyond all these issues, the live debate was a triumph for Turkish democracy, which indeed, was the true winner of the live debate on Sunday night.
The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May

The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May Shape the Election Results

June 12, 2019
The live debate between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu may be the main determinant of the Istanbul elections.
Why Turkey s Judicial System Needed Reform

Why Turkey’s Judicial System Needed Reform

June 5, 2019
The new judicial reform package in Turkey provides solid solutions to the deeply-rooted structural problems in the judiciary. Nonetheless, it is also crucial in providing a monitoring mechanism in the implementation stage of the package.
What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections?

May 21, 2019
Survey results do not properly explain why the vote difference between the two candidates – Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu – are low and why parties, especially the AK Party, lost a significant number of their loyal voters on March 31.
Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

May 16, 2019
It is not an exaggeration to state that the support of people who did not vote in the March 31 election will be the main determinant of the election on June 23.
The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections What's Next

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections: What's Next?

May 7, 2019
Istanbul will go to the polls in a closely contested election on June 23. Since the difference between the votes was very low, small parties and their support for the candidates will be one of the hot topics of discussion in the election process.