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Towards the Final Phase of Turkey s 24 June Elections
Towards the Final Phase of Turkey’s 24 June Elections

It’s striking that Ince makes use of populism by not explaining several promises in depth. For instance, Ince declares...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What Does HUDA-PAR s Support for the AK Party Mean
What Does HUDA-PAR’s Support for the AK Party Mean?

Huda-Par has signaled to the conservative Kurdish voters that Erdogan is still the closest candidate to them. How this...

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Three Scenarios for the post-June 24 Elections
Three Scenarios for the post-June 24 Elections

On June 24, the people will rather decide whether the country should revert the old oligarchic regime in which the...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Revealing the AK Party s Candidate List and Election Manifesto
Revealing the AK Party’s Candidate List and Election Manifesto

It should be stated that the manifesto is the most comprehensive and eye-catching document compared to previous election...

Monday, May 28, 2018

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 prominent position. Under...

Friday, May 18, 2018

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 manifesto. The manifesto also...

Monday, May 14, 2018

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 bureaucratic elites and...

Friday, May 11, 2018

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 turn it into a regional...

Friday, May 11, 2018

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 Erdogan, return to the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

International Mount of Olives Peace Awards 2018
International Mount of Olives Peace Awards 2018

With the attendance of President Erdogan, awards were given to Craig and Cindy Corrie on behalf of Rachel Corrie, who was...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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 cooperation of their party with...

Monday, May 7, 2018

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 the elections....

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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 politics in Turkey. It...

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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, this does not mean that the...

Monday, April 30, 2018

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 HDP shows that President...

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 inclusiveness, the lack of...

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 creating the largest and most...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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 consideration: First,...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Is Erdogan the Condorcet Winner in Turkey
Is Erdogan the Condorcet Winner in Turkey?

Erdogan knows that he will win in any pairwise election and that is the reason why he presents the elections in...

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Surprise visit by President Erdogan is welcomed by a joyous
Surprise visit by President Erdogan is welcomed by a joyous and relieved Hatay

Macron’s attempt to enter Syria through the back door not only remind us of the ignominious policies during the French...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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