Turkish Politics

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

Who Represents the Kurdish People
Who Represents the Kurdish People?

Has the movement that abducted the older son of Hacire Akar done anything to prevent her second son from going down the...

Friday, November 8, 2019

After 17 Years of Rule How Can the AK Party
After 17 Years of Rule, How Can the AK Party Maintain Public Support?

After their surprise victory in 2002, the AK Party have maintained power for 17 years building a positive legacy of...

Wednesday, November 6, 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

How Will Turkey s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics
How Will Turkey’s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics?

There are two different approaches among political parties to Turkey's upcoming military operation. The AK Party, the MHP,...

Tuesday, October 8, 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

New Political Parties May Create Uncertainty in Turkish Politics
New Political Parties May Create Uncertainty in Turkish Politics

The AK Party and the MHP maintain their cooperation without any significant problem. Nevertheless, the emergence of new...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Will Turkey s Kemalist Left Break its Silence against the
Will Turkey’s Kemalist Left Break its Silence against the PKK?

Reasonable left-wing supporters should start questioning the current trajectory of Turkey’s traditional nationalist...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Trustee Appointments in Diyarbakır Van and Mardin A Look at
Trustee Appointments in Diyarbakır, Van, and Mardin: A Look at Party Responses

The reflections of Turkey's opposition parties on the appointment of trustees replacing the HDP mayors of Diyarbakir, Van...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cüneyt Cebenoyan A Turkish Leftist Who Spoke the Unspeakable
Cüneyt Cebenoyan: A Turkish Leftist Who Spoke the Unspeakable

After Cebenoyan died in a car crash on August 3, 2019, most of the people in this political circle who expressed their...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

18 Years of the AK Party Key Shifts and Future
18 Years of the AK Party: Key Shifts and Future Challenges

Despite all the possible challenges in the foreign policy for the rest of 2019, the main challenge for the AK Party will...

Wednesday, August 21, 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

Neo-Racism in the Age of Extremes
Neo-Racism in the Age of Extremes

"New racism” is a form of culturalism that can be defined as a “racism without race,” in which the arguments of race...

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Turkey s Civil-Military Relations after the Coup Attempt
Turkey’s Civil-Military Relations after the Coup Attempt

Despite the civilian government’s determined will and several structural measures, a potential junta within the Turkish...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Tiananmens Ignored by the Western Media
The Tiananmens Ignored by the Western Media

The night of July 15 in Turkey illustrated that the strong relationship between the media and democracy can thwart a coup...

Monday, July 15, 2019

Remembering the July 15 Coup Attempt After Three Years
Remembering the July 15 Coup Attempt After Three Years

Turkey has faced three problems since the July 15 coup attempt. The first was the cleansing of state institutions in the...

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Rise of Hate Speech against Syrian Refugees in Turkey
The Rise of Hate Speech against Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Some right-wing extremist politicians in Turkey blame refugees for the ongoing economic problems and for the level of...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Is the Liberal Perspective Ahead of Turkish Politics
Is the Liberal Perspective Ahead of Turkish Politics?

What Turkey seeks in the first place is “normalization.” Only after the normalization process is completed economic growth...

Friday, July 12, 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

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