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.
Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National

Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National Survival in Turkey?

March 18, 2019
Overall, the AK Party and the MHP see the upcoming elections as a matter of national survival because of the incidents that happened in the last year. The results of the elections will show whether this approach has been welcomed by the electorate.
Why Do Election Polls Fail

Why Do Election Polls Fail?

March 6, 2019
Especially after the June 24 elections, owners of some survey companies admitted that they made fraudulent in the results of their research to prevent hash criticisms from political parties and their voters. Thus, it is a common practice for these companies to not present the actual results.
Is there a Split Within the AK Party

Is there a Split Within the AK Party?

February 25, 2019
Some political circles imply that former AK Party ministers are about to establish a new political party as an alternative against the government. Even if there have been no official statements made about these allegations, Turkey is nowadays discussing the possibility of the establishment of a new splinter party.
Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism

February 19, 2019
The Ombudsman Institution can be a chance to provide more transparency, collaboration, and problem-solving in Turkey’s state structure under the presidential system.
Is it Possible for Turkey to Mediate the Venezuelan Crisis

Is it Possible for Turkey to Mediate the Venezuelan Crisis?

February 11, 2019
All scenarios in the Venezuelan case propose victory or defeat of one side of the conflict. Under current conditions, the U.S. has advantage due to its economic threats. Rather than escalating the conflict via economic and military sanctions, there is a need of implementing alternative conflict resolution mechanisms.
President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party s Election Manifesto

President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party’s Election Manifesto

February 4, 2019
The AK Party's latest manifesto is the reflection of the party’s intrinsic and newly-emerging approach in governing the urban. It is possible to say that after this approach becomes dominant in local politics, Turkey will face a new way in governing the urban in accordance with technology, innovation, and ecological considerations.
Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work

Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work?

January 28, 2019
Even though the parties have finalized their agreement, some circles in the CHP and Iyi Party are not satisfied with the final agreement.
Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

January 15, 2019
During the meeting between the two, Erdogan and Imamoglu spoke about the future of Istanbul and the dynamics of the upcoming local elections in a warm and friendly environment.
The Sisyphean Task of CHP Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

The Sisyphean Task of CHP: Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

January 7, 2019
Reproducing anti-Erdogan discourse has become the Sisyphean task of the CHP in order to cover the failure of the party.
Turkey s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019 Further Challenges and

Turkey’s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019: Further Challenges and New Opportunities

January 2, 2019
New determinants in Turkish politics reflect one point: It is possible to see a new balance of power among political parties after the elections, which will also shape the political order in the long term.