Turkey

What changed in the AK Party after the Sixth Ordinary

What changed in the AK Party after the Sixth Ordinary Congress

President Erdogan's statement that “We will not surrender to those who act like a strategic...

Turkey s quest for a new geopolitical portfolio

Turkey’s quest for a new geopolitical portfolio

The crisis in relations between Turkey and the U.S. is pushing Turkey to rethink its current...

Does the Turkish opposition have any sense

Does the Turkish opposition have any sense?

Sad, isn’t it? The CHP and its leader Kilicdaroglu, who faced nine election defeats, did...

How AK Party transformed Turkey

How AK Party transformed Turkey

Instead of making politics for demands of certain sections in society, the AK Party, interested...

Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP

Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP

If the internal political rivalry within CHP continues, the party will have to pay a heavy price...

Social Democracy is a Distant Island Should CHP Dissolve Itself

Social Democracy is a Distant Island: Should CHP Dissolve Itself?

As one pro-CHP surveyor once stated; “even if Ismet Inonu or Bulent Ecevit were to lead the party...

How Turkey s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System

How Turkey’s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System

All the main characteristics of bureaucratic transformation will take some time to be active....

HDP s Choice Political Struggle or Armed Campaign

HDP’s Choice: Political Struggle or Armed Campaign?

The HDP should not overestimate the Turkish state’s choice to leave the “political path” open. As...

President Erdogan Revolutionizes Civil-Military Relations

President Erdogan Revolutionizes Civil-Military Relations

There is a need for a comprehensive strategic roadmap for Turkey’s civil-military relations and...

Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK

Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK?

With its 67 deputies, the HDP has another chance to choose democratic means over violence and...

Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever

Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever?

It should be stressed that the presidential leadership was a crucial factor in the failure of the...

The Legacy of the July 15 Coup Attempt for Turkish

The Legacy of the July 15 Coup Attempt for Turkish Democracy

We will certainly continue to debate the reverberations of the July 15 coup attempt and its...

What July 15 Means for Turkish Society

What July 15 Means for Turkish Society

There have been some studies analyzing the psychological aspects of the coup attempt and its...

The Role of Turkey's Diyanet During the July 15 Coup

The Role of Turkey's Diyanet During the July 15 Coup Attempt

People were invited to take the streets not only for the love of God or country, but also for the...

FETO Portrait of a Terrorist Organization

FETO: Portrait of a Terrorist Organization

We must not forget that FETO is the product of an 'intelligence thinking' and the group's...

Turkey's State of Emergency Has Targeted FETO

Turkey's State of Emergency Has Targeted FETO

After the events during which police officers and the military clashed, the necessary and...

How FETO Became Fanatic and Dogmatic

How FETO Became Fanatic and Dogmatic

There was never innocence within FETO and the members of the criminal cult only paid respect to...

Barzani Back in Turkey Towards Re-building Relations

Barzani Back in Turkey: Towards Re-building Relations?

The KRG is also not happy with the presence of the PKK in its region. As PM Barzani stated 5 days...

PKK Kamikazes Lotus Flower and Dessert

PKK, Kamikazes, Lotus Flower and Dessert

The PKK does not only announce their acts with the notes they leave near the victims’ bodies....

Reflections on Turkey s New Cabinet and Presidential System

Reflections on Turkey’s New Cabinet and Presidential System

When names in the new cabinet are examined, it is seen that the main trigger behind its formation...

How intra-Kurdish Differences Prevail in Eastern Turkey

How intra-Kurdish Differences Prevail in Eastern Turkey

A final finding of the June 24 elections in Turkey is that neither Turkey’s eastern votes nor its...

A Uni-Multipolar Moment in Turkish Politics

A Uni-Multipolar Moment in Turkish Politics

The Turkish political system is not unipolar, in which a single party acts unilaterally, but has...

Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey

Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey?

Parties that adopted traditional nationalist discourse lost the elections. One of the biggest...

They Would Have Crucified Me

“They Would Have Crucified Me”

The trauma experienced by the CHP electorate since the election day is surely in the realm of...