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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. Since 1946, when the...

Friday, May 17, 2019

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 Imamoglu and his...

Friday, May 17, 2019

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, political discourses to be...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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 times. At the homes they...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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 for Turkish people to face...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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 party, namely the main...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work
Will the Alliance Between the CHP and Iyi Party Work?

Even though the parties have finalized their agreement, some circles in the CHP and Iyi Party are not satisfied with the...

Monday, January 28, 2019

Neither Sincere Nor Concrete Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for
Neither Sincere Nor Concrete: Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for Another Defeat?

While the People’s Alliance refers itself to a set of compatible ambitions and narratives, the Nation Alliance is based on...

Friday, March 8, 2019

What If It Works The CHP's Local Election Strategy
What If It Works? The CHP's Local Election Strategy

Kilicdaroglu's excuse for a possible defeat is already at hand. He will argue that the CHP failed due to the group...

Monday, March 4, 2019

An Alternative View of the 28 February Coup
An Alternative View of the 28 February Coup

What was the February 28 coup? It was a special moment in Turkish politics. It was a moment of the political. The...

Friday, March 1, 2019

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

What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP
What Does the Golden Rule of Politics Say for CHP’s Conservative Candidates?

Ekrem Imamoglu started his campaign by visiting the mausoleum of the Ottoman Emperor Mehmed II, the Conqueror of Istanbul....

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations
Meanderings on the Road to Presidency: Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

The CHP should try to clarify what the party’s main purpose is in the short and long-term and whether there is any...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Sisyphean Task of CHP Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse
The Sisyphean Task of CHP: Reproducing Anti-Erdogan Discourse

Reproducing anti-Erdogan discourse has become the Sisyphean task of the CHP in order to cover the failure of the party.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Turkey's Operation in Syria as the Determinant of the Local
Turkey's Operation in Syria as the Determinant of the Local Elections

All developments until now show that Turkey’s military operation in Syria may be one of the determinants of the result in...

Monday, December 24, 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

Who did Kemal Kilicdaroglu Want to Please with his Germany
Who did Kemal Kilicdaroglu Want to Please with his Germany Visit?

Even though the CHP chair stressed that Germany should take into account Turkey’s sensitivities in its fight against...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP
Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP?

The CHP and the Iyi Party are trying to find a way to make not a broad but a limited cooperation and are seeking to find a...

Monday, November 19, 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

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