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.
Using Micro-Campaigns in Turkey s Local Elections

Using Micro-Campaigns in Turkey’s Local Elections

December 17, 2018
President Erdogan announced that traditional election campaign methods causing visual and noise pollution will be eliminated in the local elections process. Thus, the party will develop new options in order to attract new voter profiles and to implement more environmentally-friendly methods.
Have the Boundaries of an Alliance between Turkey's Opposition Parties

Have the Boundaries of an Alliance between Turkey's Opposition Parties already been Drawn?

December 11, 2018
How will the opposition bloc in Turkey manage to form a balance between their ideological orientation and their interests? The answer to this question reflects the main crisis within this bloc. 
Revealing the AK Party s Candidate Selection Strategy

Revealing the AK Party’s Candidate Selection Strategy

December 3, 2018
As the upcoming local elections are a crucial turning point for the AK Party and the consolidation of the new political system, the candidate selection process was important to establish a successful election strategy.
People s Alliance A Game Changer in Turkish Politics

People’s Alliance: A Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

November 26, 2018
The leader of MHP, Devlet Bahceli, stated that the MHP would not nominate its own candidates in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, the most critical provinces for the People’s Alliance, and that the MHP would support the AK Party candidates in these provinces. Thus, the People’s Alliance has once again emerged as a game changer in Turkish politics.
Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP

Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP?

November 19, 2018
The CHP and the Iyi Party are trying to find a way to make not a broad but a limited cooperation and are seeking to find a proper and well-designed method to provide it.
Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections Future Scenarios

Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections: Future Scenarios

November 12, 2018
While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and strategies are still unclear.
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.