Turkey Local Elections 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

Is there a Split Within the AK Party
Is there a Split Within the AK Party?

Some political circles imply that former AK Party ministers are about to establish a new political party as an alternative...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Anti-Refugee Sentiment Ahead of Turkey's Local Elections
Anti-Refugee Sentiment Ahead of Turkey's Local Elections

In the run up to the local elections to be held on March 31, anti-refugee rhetoric targeting Syrian refugees have started...

Friday, February 15, 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

President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party s Election Manifesto
President Erdogan Reveals the AK Party’s Election Manifesto

The AK Party's latest manifesto is the reflection of the party’s intrinsic and newly-emerging approach in governing the...

Monday, February 4, 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 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

Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting
Reflections on the Erdogan-Imamoglu Meeting

During the meeting between the two, Erdogan and Imamoglu spoke about the future of Istanbul and the dynamics of the...

Tuesday, January 15, 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 Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019 Further Challenges and
Turkey’s Domestic Policy Agenda in 2019: Further Challenges and New Opportunities

New determinants in Turkish politics reflect one point: It is possible to see a new balance of power among political...

Wednesday, January 2, 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

Using Micro-Campaigns in Turkey s Local Elections
Using Micro-Campaigns in Turkey’s Local Elections

President Erdogan announced that traditional election campaign methods causing visual and noise pollution will be...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Who Will Compete for Istanbul Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu
Who Will Compete for Istanbul? Binali Yildirim and Ekrem Imamoglu?

Kilicdaroglu is said to have decided the name for Istanbul: Ekrem Imamoglu – the current lead of Beylikduzu. Therefore,...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Have the Boundaries of an Alliance between Turkey's Opposition Parties
Have the Boundaries of an Alliance between Turkey's Opposition Parties already been Drawn?

How will the opposition bloc in Turkey manage to form a balance between their ideological orientation and their interests?...

Tuesday, December 11, 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

Continuing Alliances in Turkey s 2019 Local Elections
Continuing Alliances in Turkey’s 2019 Local Elections

The local elections to be held in Turkey in 2019 will take place in a rather general elections atmosphere, as has been the...

Tuesday, November 27, 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

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

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