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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 fail to offer itself as an...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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 indicate that young...

Friday, January 11, 2019

AK Party's Istanbul candidate to be revealed on Saturday
AK Party's Istanbul candidate to be revealed on Saturday

The AK Party is expected to reveal its candidate for Istanbul on Saturday.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Negotiations for local elections are changing each week
Negotiations for local elections are changing each week

After the party assembly meeting for determining candidates for local elections yesterday, Seyit Torun – deputy head of...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

People s Alliance A Game Changer in Turkish Politics
People’s Alliance: A Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

The leader of MHP, Devlet Bahceli, stated that the MHP would not nominate its own candidates in Istanbul, Ankara, and...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Revealing the AK Party s Candidate Selection Strategy
Revealing the AK Party’s Candidate Selection Strategy

As the upcoming local elections are a crucial turning point for the AK Party and the consolidation of the new political...

Monday, December 3, 2018

Candidates for Turkey's Local Elections to be Announced Soon
Candidates for Turkey's Local Elections to be Announced Soon

Change is expected in the AK Party candidate profiles that more than half the candidates will probably be new names. For...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections Future Scenarios
Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections: Future Scenarios

While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and...

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Future of the People s Alliance
The Future of the People’s Alliance

If the AK Party and the MHP are able to balance between “being rivals” in the local elections and “being partners” in the...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action
Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

On Monday, the Turkish people marked the 95th anniversary of their republic as Istanbul's new international airport opened...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What does Turkey s Map of Political Alliances Look Like
What does Turkey’s Map of Political Alliances Look Like for the Upcoming Local Elections?

What makes the upcoming local elections more important than a simple vote to determine local administrators is the fact...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Turkish Politics After the Student Oath Debate
Turkish Politics After the Student Oath Debate

In the “Old Turkey,” to use the term coined by the AK Party, courts often examined the “aptness” of government decisions...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Crisis in the AK Party-MHP Alliance
The Crisis in the AK Party-MHP Alliance

It is too early to talk about the future of the People’s Alliance. However, it is fair to state that unless the conditions...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance
The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance

It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Whither the People's Alliance
Whither the People's Alliance?

The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does not mean that their...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Turkey s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue
Turkey’s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue

The Student Oath decision of the Council of State was perceived as taking a step back from democratization efforts and...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies
Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies

What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies?...

Monday, October 15, 2018

What do People Expect From a Mayor
What do People Expect From a Mayor?

Nowadays, the questions of “what is the true character of a successful mayor” and “what do people expect from mayors” has...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Are Pre-Electoral Alliances during Turkey's Local Elections Possible
Are Pre-Electoral Alliances during Turkey's Local Elections Possible?

Nowadays, Turkey has been discussing the possibility of pre-electoral alliances in local elections. Last week, chairman of...

Monday, September 10, 2018

quot Neighborhood Pressure quot in Turkey
"Neighborhood Pressure" in Turkey

The opposition in Turkey is now trying to polarize society through statements made by artists. Does every artist have to...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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