Turkey

Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National

Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National Survival in Turkey?

Overall, the AK Party and the MHP see the upcoming elections as a matter of national survival...

Turkey's Regulation Markets What are the Reactions A Street Story

Turkey's Regulation Markets: What are the Reactions? A Street Story

Although there has been heated debates on these markets in the media from an...

Neither Sincere Nor Concrete Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for

Neither Sincere Nor Concrete: Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for Another Defeat?

While the People’s Alliance refers itself to a set of compatible ambitions and narratives, the...

Why Do Election Polls Fail

Why Do Election Polls Fail?

Especially after the June 24 elections, owners of some survey companies admitted that they made...

Vertical Mobilization of Turkey s Conservatives

Vertical Mobilization of Turkey’s Conservatives

The February 28 coup was not just about re-shaping the political spectrum by forcing political...

What If It Works The CHP's Local Election Strategy

What If It Works? The CHP's Local Election Strategy

Kilicdaroglu's excuse for a possible defeat is already at hand. He will argue that the CHP failed...

An Alternative View of the 28 February Coup

An Alternative View of the 28 February Coup

What was the February 28 coup? It was a special moment in Turkish politics. It was a moment of...

Is there a Split Within the AK Party

Is there a Split Within the AK Party?

Some political circles imply that former AK Party ministers are about to establish a new...

Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism

The Ombudsman Institution can be a chance to provide more transparency, collaboration, and...

Anti-Refugee Sentiment Ahead of Turkey's Local Elections

Anti-Refugee Sentiment Ahead of Turkey's Local Elections

In the run up to the local elections to be held on March 31, anti-refugee rhetoric targeting...

Is the Turkish Opposition Really an Alternative

Is the Turkish Opposition Really an Alternative?

Despite the rising public displeasure with the existing ruling power, the opposition seems to...

Hunger Strikes for the PKK s Imprisoned Leader Ocalan

Hunger Strikes for the PKK’s Imprisoned Leader Ocalan

HDP and its predecessors have long followed and supported Ocalan. Sometimes, they argued that...

President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party s Election Manifesto

President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party’s Election Manifesto

The AK Party's latest manifesto is the reflection of the party’s intrinsic and newly-emerging...

Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work

Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work?

Even though the parties have finalized their agreement, some circles in the CHP and Iyi Party are...

Turkey's Economic Crisis that Never Came

Turkey's Economic Crisis that Never Came

An economic crisis has always been imminent and under the thin surface for Turkey's...

What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP

What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP’s Conservative Candidates?

Ekrem Imamoglu started his campaign by visiting the mausoleum of the Ottoman Emperor Mehmed II,...

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency: Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

The CHP should try to clarify what the party’s main purpose is in the short and long-term and...

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics Why are People Leaving

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics: Why are People Leaving?

In light of this picture, the claim or the fact that some educated and wealthy people have left...

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

During the meeting between the two, Erdogan and Imamoglu spoke about the future of Istanbul and...

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations

Is the spring finally coming to the Turkey-PUK relations?

Turkey has a simple rule: do not support the PKK if you do not want to catch my wrath.

The AK Party s Plan to Use Social Media for

The AK Party’s Plan to Use Social Media for its Digital Election Campaign

For the March 31 elections, around 1.5 million first-time voters will go to polls. The figures...

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem?

If the lack of liberty, disrespect for merit, and an economic slowdown are not the reasons behind...

The Sisyphean Task of CHP Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

The Sisyphean Task of CHP: Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

Reproducing anti-Erdogan discourse has become the Sisyphean task of the CHP in order to cover the...

Turkey s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019 Further Challenges and

Turkey’s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019: Further Challenges and New Opportunities

New determinants in Turkish politics reflect one point: It is possible to see a new balance of...