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.
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.
What changed in the AK Party after the Sixth Ordinary

What changed in the AK Party after the Sixth Ordinary Congress

August 20, 2018
President Erdogan's statement that “We will not surrender to those who act like a strategic partner but make us a strategic target,” clearly reflects the fact that Turkey will not take a step back in its approach to the latest row with the U.S. Thus, contrary to all political and economic manipulative acts, Turkey is determined to protect its rule of law and autonomy.
How AK Party transformed Turkey

How AK Party transformed Turkey

August 13, 2018
Instead of making politics for demands of certain sections in society, the AK Party, interested in all problems of Turkish people, has pursued a more inclusive political style and thus has become Turkey's largest catch-all party.
Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP

Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP

August 6, 2018
If the internal political rivalry within CHP continues, the party will have to pay a heavy price of losing more and more votes. Will the factions within CHP come up with different strategies in the following days? Well, this is the matter of curiosity nowadays.
How Turkey s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System

How Turkey’s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System

July 23, 2018
All the main characteristics of bureaucratic transformation will take some time to be active. Actors, institutions, structures, and all other elements will gain momentum in accordance with the new system.