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.
The Future of the People s Alliance

The Future of the People’s Alliance

November 6, 2018
If the AK Party and the MHP are able to balance between “being rivals” in the local elections and “being partners” in the parliament, the People’s Alliance will continue to contribute to the solution of Turkey’s serious problems in the future.
Turkey s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue

Turkey’s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue

October 22, 2018
The Student Oath decision of the Council of State was perceived as taking a step back from democratization efforts and turning to the old habits where judicial power acted as the guard of the Kemalist regime and intervened into politics.
Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies

Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies

October 15, 2018
What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies? What kind of a road map have they drawn?
Turkey s Quest for Peace in a World of Conflict

Turkey’s Quest for Peace in a World of Conflict

October 8, 2018
Since the host country of the Forum was Turkey, the speakers paid special attention to Turkey’s crucial role in providing peace and promoting democracy in its region. Instability in the Middle East is not a new phenomenon, and as was analyzed by some speakers, there are underlying social, economic, and cultural reasons behind it.
Candidate or Political Party Who will the Turkish Public Choose

Candidate or Political Party? Who will the Turkish Public Choose in Local Elections?

October 1, 2018
It is important to understand the transformation of the “urban” in the last decade in order to understand the boundaries and limitations of politics in governing the urban. Under new circumstances, in order to be successful in urban areas, political parties have to focus on new dynamics.
What do People Expect From a Mayor

What do People Expect From a Mayor?

September 24, 2018
Nowadays, the questions of “what is the true character of a successful mayor” and “what do people expect from mayors” has come to the forefront again.
Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019

Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019 Local Elections?

September 17, 2018
Even though the CHP’s strategy in local elections is not clear yet, taking into consideration discussions made, it is possible to see a latent alliance among the CHP and other opposition parties.
Are Pre-Electoral Alliances during Turkey's Local Elections Possible

Are Pre-Electoral Alliances during Turkey's Local Elections Possible?

September 10, 2018
Nowadays, Turkey has been discussing the possibility of pre-electoral alliances in local elections. Last week, chairman of the MHP – Devlet Bahceli – announced that they are open to discuss the issue of pre-electoral alliances in local elections – even though this will not be easy to formulate.
Why does Turkey's main opposition party keep failing

Why does Turkey's main opposition party keep failing?

September 3, 2018
The latest meeting of the CHP drove a bigger wedge between the CHP leadership and the party’s supporters. If the party cannot find a cure to heal this relationship, it may face a larger intra-party split in the following days.
What has Turkey experienced under the presidential system so far

What has Turkey experienced under the presidential system so far?

August 27, 2018
The last two months after the election were important in terms of the implementation of the presidential system and the transformation of the state structure in accordance with the requirements of the new system.