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Growing Divisions within the CHP Breaking to the Surface
Growing Divisions within the CHP Breaking to the Surface

It is certain that this latest incident is related to the ongoing conflict between two splinter groups within the party:...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again
Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again?

The CHP’s flip-flopping position on the Syria issue shows a clash of opinions between two different blocs within the party.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria
Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria?

The CHP's controversial Syria conference report urges the Turkish government to work with the Syrian regime for a...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Is the Nation Alliance Collapsing
Is the Nation Alliance Collapsing?

The Iyi Party’s Spokesperson Yavuz Agıralioglu announced that if the CHP keeps its relations with the HDP intact, the Iyi...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Turkey's Presidential System Is the CHP For or Against It
Turkey's Presidential System: Is the CHP For or Against It?

Since the CHP realized the advantages that the new system brings for the main opposition party, its direction of criticism...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

What Awaits Turkey's Presidential System
What Awaits Turkey's Presidential System

The ability of opposition parties to form an alliance and to gather together is related to the fact that the new...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Has Conservative Politics Come to an End in Turkey
Has Conservative Politics Come to an End in Turkey?

The successive election victories of the AK Party led by Erdogan for the past 17 years obliged the CHP to lean towards (at...

Monday, July 8, 2019

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

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