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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...

The Increasingly Biased Journalism Against Turkey

The Increasingly Biased Journalism Against Turkey

Western journalism in general is at the grasp of incredibly subjective and biased journalism to...

What's Happening in Istanbul

What's Happening in Istanbul?

It is obvious that the current discussions on the results in Istanbul will continue to remain...

Öcalan s Birthday and the PKK s Day of the

Öcalan’s Birthday and the PKK’s Day of the Dead

“Today, Kurdish women and youth are sacrificing their lives for Apo because of his contributions...

The Age of Erdogan has Brought Stability and Political Flexibility

The Age of Erdogan has Brought Stability and Political Flexibility to Turkey

From 2003 up until the present day, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has towered over Turkish politics and...

Turkish Foreign and Security Policy at the Crossroad

Turkish Foreign and Security Policy at the Crossroad

What Turkey needs to do in the post-local election period is to redraw its foreign policy...

How to Understand the Dynamics Behind Turkey's Election Results

How to Understand the Dynamics Behind Turkey's Election Results

In the upcoming days and perhaps weeks there are going to be discussions on why certain goals...

The Aftermath of Turkey s Local Elections Who Lost Who

The Aftermath of Turkey’s Local Elections: Who Lost, Who Won?

Since there is a minor difference between the votes of AK Party and CHP candidates in Istanbul,...