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.
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.
What July 15 Means for Turkish Society

What July 15 Means for Turkish Society

July 16, 2018
There have been some studies analyzing the psychological aspects of the coup attempt and its perpetrator. All these studies show that FETO is still perceived as the most dangerous terrorist organization by people and it differs from other organizations by choosing extraordinary methods against the state.
Reflections on Turkey s New Cabinet and Presidential System

Reflections on Turkey’s New Cabinet and Presidential System

July 10, 2018
When names in the new cabinet are examined, it is seen that the main trigger behind its formation is expertise with bureaucratic and technical knowledge. Almost all names in the cabinet have significant experience in working areas of their ministries.
Muharrem Ince vs Kemal Kilicdaroglu Who ll Win This Time

Muharrem Ince vs. Kemal Kilicdaroglu: Who’ll Win This Time?

July 2, 2018
Despite all the similarities, there is a significant difference between the latest mobilization of the opposition movement and the previous ones. The opposition movement now has a popular candidate for leadership who attracted the masses more than Kilicdaroglu: Muharrem Ince.