While the French state is also under a state of emergency and is pursuing such policy due to the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the European Union have abruptly responded to Turkey holding elections during its state of emergency.
While some political parties in Turkey ensured that their parliamentary candidacy processes were open to the public, others held them in utmost secrecy.
Due to the failure of ethnic Kurdish political parties in Turkey failing to form a coalition among themselves, it seems like the race in obtaining the vote of the Kurdish electorate is going to remain between the AK Party and the HDP.
Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less prominent position. Under current conditions those criticisms of one-man rule towards Erdogan represent nothing but an utter ignorance of politics.
In order to better relations with Turkey, German politicians ought to learn the realities of Turkey without illogical wishful thinking.
Due to the increase of migrants illegally crossing to Europe through the Black Sea, the European Union may need to re-knock on Turkey’s door in order to stop the crisis from cultivating.
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.
The, what can be called, “Kurdish opening,” of Muharrem Ince is one that will lose him votes to traditional, secular-nationalist CHP voters.
President Erdogan’s new way in pursuing foreign policy is a strategy to firstly save the country and to turn it into a regional powerhouse later on.
“The presence of large contradictions within the opposition bloc may easily be manipulated by the People Alliance. Thus, with this ostensible weakness and being positioned against the fundamental societal demand of non-domination, the prospect for the opposition to win the 24 June elections seems so bleak. In sum, in the face of these indicators the TAMAM campaign cannot be more than a passing fad.”