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.
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.
What Will Pre-Electoral Alliances Bring to the Turkish Political System

What Will Pre-Electoral Alliances Bring to the Turkish Political System?

March 20, 2018
By increasing voter turnout, the pre-electoral alliances invalidate the principle of “If you don’t vote, you don’t count.”
Failed Coups and Their Aftermaths European Examples

Failed Coups and Their Aftermaths: European Examples

August 25, 2016
Spain and Greece followed the same path in the transition to democracy after a failed coup. The EU made some concessions to promote their memberships. However, when it comes to Turkey, the EU seems not to take any responsible steps.