Turkey

What can Turkey learn from the South Korean Development Experience

What can Turkey learn from the South Korean Development Experience?

Over the last few years Turkey has started to give more importance to the manufacturing industry...

The CHP s Confusion Regarding the Presidential Election

The CHP’s Confusion Regarding the Presidential Election

While all major Turkish political parties nominated their de jure or de facto party leader as...

An Alliance of Chaos

An Alliance of Chaos?

Will they say “We do not have any mutually-agreed program on any subject. We only aim to unseat...

A Superficial Alliance Between the Opposition Parties

A Superficial Alliance Between the Opposition Parties?

After the announcement of the alliance, supporters of the Felicity Party criticized the...

The Odds for Erdogan and Demirtas in Turkey s Presidential

The Odds for Erdogan and Demirtas in Turkey’s Presidential Elections

It seems like the Kurdish votes will be split between Erdogan and Demirtas in the first round of...

Erdogan s Manifesto and Democracy

Erdogan’s Manifesto and Democracy

The shift to a presidential system may be the most critical step in institutionalizing democratic...

Does the Tight Monetary Policy Stance of Central Banks Stand

Does the Tight Monetary Policy Stance of Central Banks Stand Empirical Scrutiny?

Time is more than ripe for the TCMB to reconsider its monetary policy stance and take into...

Kemalism is Over Long Live Opportunism

Kemalism is Over, Long Live Opportunism!

Over the course of the past seven years, Kilicdaroglu’s CHP differed from former party leader...

The Opposition s Failure in Search of a Presidential Candidate

The Opposition’s Failure in Search of a Presidential Candidate

Two important strategies of the political opposition failed in the election process. However,...

Who Will Turkey s Kurds Vote For

Who Will Turkey’s Kurds Vote For?

The electoral behavior of Turkey’s Kurds with regard to the AK Party and Erdogan vis a vis the...

The Weakness of the Turkish Opposition

The Weakness of the Turkish Opposition

There are three interrelated weaknesses of the Turkish opposition: the lack of ideological...

Why Will Anti-Erdoganism Bring Defeat to the Opposition

Why Will Anti-Erdoganism Bring Defeat to the Opposition?

Anti-Erdoganism is far from responding to societal demands and this makes it a poor idea in...

First Elections for Turkey s New System of Governance

First Elections for Turkey’s New System of Governance

To get a clear notion of what’s happening in Turkey, the following main points can be taken into...

What does the Snap Election Mean for the Turkish Economy

What does the Snap Election Mean for the Turkish Economy?

The fact that there are only two months before the elections means that the government cannot...

What are Strategies of the Political Opposition in Snap Elections

What are Strategies of the Political Opposition in Snap Elections?

Overall, it should be emphasized that the political opposition in Turkey still suffer to decide...

Who is Afraid of Early Elections

Who is Afraid of Early Elections?

The CHP chairman Kilicdaroglu does not seem to know yet if he will run himself as a candidate or...

Is Erdogan the Condorcet Winner in Turkey

Is Erdogan the Condorcet Winner in Turkey?

Erdogan knows that he will win in any pairwise election and that is the reason why he presents...

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Fail to Win Elections

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Fail to Win Elections?

The options before the opposition comes to be either to transform the secular-nationalist...

What Does the Snap Election Mean for Turkish Foreign Policy

What Does the Snap Election Mean for Turkish Foreign Policy?

The strategic reasons behind the early election decision are multidimensional and it may...

The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance

The Possible Outcomes of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party Alliance

Since there is a mismatch between the ideologies of the Iyi Party-Felicity Party-Democrat Party...

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Polarize Society

Why Does the Opposition in Turkey Polarize Society?

Usually accompanied by the use of virulent and exclusionary language towards the rest,...

Turkey s Energetic Moves to Diversify its Energy Resources

Turkey’s Energetic Moves to Diversify its Energy Resources

After pointless discussions, albeit a little late, Turkey stepped into the global nuclear league...

Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

Re-Radicalization of the Gulenist Terror Cult

Even though most members of this terrorist organization were passivized, the ongoing debates show...

Does the Politics of Native-National Signify the AK Party s

Does the Politics of Native-National Signify the AK Party’s Decline?

The AK Party’s political paradigm is shaped by an amalgam of liberal, conservative and...