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.
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.
The Turkish Youth A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics

The Turkish Youth: A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

April 30, 2019
Now it is crucial for parties to design their programs and election campaigns according to the socio-economic transformation of young people, who may be the new game changers in Turkish politics.
Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections

Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections?

April 23, 2019
Turkey's local election results show that the electoral volatility among alliances was very low. Two alliance blocs kept their votes and consolidated their voters.
Populism on the Rise in Turkey

Populism on the Rise in Turkey

April 17, 2019
If the revival of the CHP in local governance brings back old habits, it will not be a surprise for Turkish people to face dominant nationalist-secularist reflexes in public life.
What's Happening in Istanbul

What's Happening in Istanbul?

April 9, 2019
It is obvious that the current discussions on the results in Istanbul will continue to remain high on the political agenda in the upcoming days. All parties will determine their strategies according to the YSK’s final decision, which may indicate the re-count of all votes, a repetition of the elections, or the victory of one of the candidates.
The Aftermath of Turkey s Local Elections Who Lost Who

The Aftermath of Turkey’s Local Elections: Who Lost, Who Won?

April 4, 2019
Since there is a minor difference between the votes of AK Party and CHP candidates in Istanbul, the AK Party has applied to the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) for the re-count of votes in some ballot boxes. Although the opposition parties see this as an intervention by the AK Party, political parties in Turkey can make this recount application to the YSK as a legal right.
Post-Election Turkey Possible Scenarios

Post-Election Turkey: Possible Scenarios

March 30, 2019
Since there is less than 24 hours left to Turkey's local elections, it is crucial to discuss possible future scenarios that may occur after the results are displayed. Which dynamics will be effective in the post-election period in Turkey and will these dynamics be determinant on national and international political issues?
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.