Turkey Local Elections 2019

Why did Voting Behavior Change in Istanbul
Why did Voting Behavior Change in Istanbul?

Why did a significant number of the Istanbul electorate change their voting preference in just 84 days? Is this change in...

Monday, July 1, 2019

Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between
Who Is the Real Winner of the Live Debate between Imamoglu and Yıldırım?

Yildirim’s performance on the live debate may create an effect on the previous AK Party voters who did not go to the polls...

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May
The Live Debate Between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu May Shape the Election Results

The live debate between Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu may be the main determinant of the Istanbul elections.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections
What do Statistics Tell us about the Istanbul Elections?

Survey results do not properly explain why the vote difference between the two candidates – Binali Yildirim and Ekrem...

Tuesday, May 21, 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

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results
Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

It is not an exaggeration to state that the support of people who did not vote in the March 31 election will be the main...

Thursday, May 16, 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

The Turkish Youth A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics
The Turkish Youth: A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

Now it is crucial for parties to design their programs and election campaigns according to the socio-economic...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan s Footsteps
Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan’s Footsteps?

Will İmamoğlu, a high-profile CHP politician now, perform Friday prayer with congregation on Fridays? If so, will Kemalist...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections
Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections?

Turkey's local election results show that the electoral volatility among alliances was very low. Two alliance blocs kept...

Tuesday, April 23, 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

The Safety and Reliability of Elections in Turkey
The Safety and Reliability of Elections in Turkey

Gerrymandering allegations, which were rarely seen in the past, have apparently turned into a manipulation tool for...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Turkey s Kurds Choose the AK Party over HDP Separatism
Turkey’s Kurds Choose the AK Party over HDP Separatism

The AK Party increased its votes in the eastern region, which shows that stiff counterterrorism measures against the PKK...

Monday, April 1, 2019

Turkey s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the
Turkey’s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the Ballots

What did the CHP and Iyi Party promise the HDP in order to receive support? No representative from either party is ready...

Friday, March 29, 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

Post-Election Turkey Possible Scenarios
Post-Election Turkey: Possible Scenarios

Since there is less than 24 hours left to Turkey's local elections, it is crucial to discuss possible future scenarios...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National
Why are Local Elections Perceived as a Matter of National Survival in Turkey?

Overall, the AK Party and the MHP see the upcoming elections as a matter of national survival because of the incidents...

Monday, March 18, 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

Why Do Election Polls Fail
Why Do Election Polls Fail?

Especially after the June 24 elections, owners of some survey companies admitted that they made fraudulent in the results...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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