Turkey

Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between

Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between Imamoglu and Yıldırım?

Yildirim’s performance on the live debate may create an effect on the previous AK Party voters...

Istanbul Mayoral Election Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem

Istanbul Mayoral Election: Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem Imamoglu?

For three months up until the March 31 election, “everything was fine” for Imamoglu, but with...

The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May

The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May Shape the Election Results

The live debate between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu may be the main determinant of the...

A Look into Turkey s Agricultural Policies

A Look into Turkey’s Agricultural Policies

Rather than top-down policies, Turkey's agriculture policies should target better rather than the...

Why Turkey's Democratic Left Party Did Not Support Ekrem Imamoglu

Why Turkey's Democratic Left Party Did Not Support Ekrem Imamoglu

It might even be the case the voters of small parties will decide whether Ekrem Imamoglu or...

Why Turkey s Judicial System Needed Reform

Why Turkey’s Judicial System Needed Reform

The new judicial reform package in Turkey provides solid solutions to the deeply-rooted...

EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations Backsliding

EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations Backsliding?

The European journey turned out to be an anathema for Turkey that paradoxically is set to stand...

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections?

Survey results do not properly explain why the vote difference between the two candidates –...

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

As journalists who closely follow Turkish politics, we are used to the inner debates and quests...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections II CHP for Democracy or Democracy for

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (II): CHP for Democracy or Democracy for CHP?

The CHP is the only unrivaled political party in Turkey in objecting to the election results....

Imamoglu Populism and the CHP

Imamoglu, Populism and the CHP

The CHP electorate will need to decide whether they want to continue with the populist Ekrem...

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

It is not an exaggeration to state that the support of people who did not vote in the March 31...

Istanbul Mayoral Elections I What Really Happened

Istanbul Mayoral Elections (I): What Really Happened

For what or in spite of what did the AK Party and its ally MHP claim that the election was...

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul?

Winning Istanbul’s mayoral elections is almost equal to winning Turkey’s elections. Therefore,...

Change of Game in Turkish Politics The New Political Blocs

Change of Game in Turkish Politics: The New Political Blocs

Centralizing and de-centralizing dynamics existing side-by-side create a complex situation for...

How CHP s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run

How CHP’s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run Elections in Istanbul

The objection and criticism to YSK’s decision should not reach to the dimensions that would harm...

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections What's Next

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections: What's Next?

Istanbul will go to the polls in a closely contested election on June 23. Since the difference...

The Turkish Youth A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics

The Turkish Youth: A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

Now it is crucial for parties to design their programs and election campaigns according to the...

A Tale of Two Erdogans How The West Went Rogue

A Tale of Two Erdogans: How The West Went Rogue on Turkey

Whilst Erdoğan and the AK party have not changed in their ideology and overall mission for the...

Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan s Footsteps

Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan’s Footsteps?

Will İmamoğlu, a high-profile CHP politician now, perform Friday prayer with congregation on...

Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections

Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections?

Turkey's local election results show that the electoral volatility among alliances was very low....

Turkey s Communist Mayor

Turkey’s Communist Mayor

“If the girls of Dersim had not been given out for adoption, they would have remained in Medieval...

Turkey's CHP is Reminiscent of the Far-Right in Europe

Turkey's CHP is Reminiscent of the Far-Right in Europe

Despite several confusing trends, it is a weird fact that Turkey’s main center-left political...

Populism on the Rise in Turkey

Populism on the Rise in Turkey

If the revival of the CHP in local governance brings back old habits, it will not be a surprise...