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.
Revealing the AK Party s Candidate List and Election Manifesto

Revealing the AK Party’s Candidate List and Election Manifesto

May 28, 2018
It should be stated that the manifesto is the most comprehensive and eye-catching document compared to previous election manifestos of the AK Party and other parties.
How Turkey's Political Parties select their MP Candidates

How Turkey's Political Parties select their MP Candidates

May 21, 2018
While some parties followed a more transparent method and informed the public at every stage of their parliamentary candidacy process, some contrarily held the process behind closed doors. Thus, before the announcement of the final lists, it is important to evaluate the parties’ candidate selection process in detail.
Insights of the AK Party s Manifesto

Insights of the AK Party’s Manifesto

May 14, 2018
The AK Party's manifesto for the June 24 elections is beyond being an ordinary election manifesto. The manifesto also reveals the AK Party’s approach to the country's past and present realities.
A Superficial Alliance Between the Opposition Parties

A Superficial Alliance Between the Opposition Parties?

May 7, 2018
After the announcement of the alliance, supporters of the Felicity Party criticized the cooperation of their party with the CHP on social media. Especially the CHP’s historical discourse on women that wear headscarves came to the prominence again.
The Opposition s Failure in Search of a Presidential Candidate

The Opposition’s Failure in Search of a Presidential Candidate

April 30, 2018
Two important strategies of the political opposition failed in the election process. However, this does not mean that the opposition parties will quit searching a way for uniting against President Erdogan and the AK Party.
What are Strategies of the Political Opposition in Snap Elections

What are Strategies of the Political Opposition in Snap Elections?

April 24, 2018
Overall, it should be emphasized that the political opposition in Turkey still suffer to decide on their strategy for the snap elections.
The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance

The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance

April 16, 2018
Since there is a mismatch between the ideologies of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party-Democrat Party triumvirate, it will be difficult especially in parliamentary elections for these parties to form alliances and hold their voters.
Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

April 9, 2018
Even though most members of this terrorist organization were passivized, the ongoing debates show that there is fear they could turn into the lone-wolf terrorist as in the case of Daesh sympathizers in Europe.
Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems

Pre-Electoral Alliances in Presidential Systems

April 2, 2018
If a party fails to convince its voters that it has achieved necessary gains from an alliance, the party may be negatively affected. For this reason, political parties pay close attention to their achievements and contributions when forming an alliance and observe whether there is any deviance is the balance of power between the two parties.
The Identity Crisis of the Iyi Party

The Identity Crisis of the Iyi Party

March 26, 2018
Reducing the Iyi party's ideological baggage to such an extent that can lead to the creation of further conflict zones could result to a “split within a split” during the 2019 elections.