Turkey

No Unified Front for Turkey s Ethnic Kurdish Parties

No Unified Front for Turkey’s Ethnic Kurdish Parties

The goals of small Kurdish parties in creating a Kurdistan free from the Turkish state’s...

What Does Erdogan s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics

What Does Erdogan’s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics?

Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less...

Double Standards and Wishful Thinking as Policy Instruments

Double Standards and Wishful Thinking as Policy Instruments

The federal government has to be sincere and diminish its obvious and continuous double...

Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea

Uninvited Guests of the Inhospitable Sea

The EU severely depends on Turkey, as it did regarding the Aegean Sea, in the subjects of the...

Insights of the AK Party s Manifesto

Insights of the AK Party’s Manifesto

The AK Party's manifesto for the June 24 elections is beyond being an ordinary election...

Ince s Dilemma in his Appeal to the Kurdish Constituency

Ince’s Dilemma in his Appeal to the Kurdish Constituency

As Ince continues his appeal to HDP voters, Aksener’s constituency and the secular nationalist...

Erdogan s New Way in Turkish Foreign Policy

Erdogan’s New Way in Turkish Foreign Policy

This time, Erdogan’s way in Turkish foreign policy is a strategy to save the country first and to...

Can the TAMAM Campaign End the Opposition s Underdog Position

Can the “TAMAM” Campaign End the Opposition’s Underdog Position?

In all these years as the AK Party has pursued society’s demands for ending the domination of the...

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...