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 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.
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.