Turkish Politics

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

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

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 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

Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism
Turkey Seeks for an Effective Public Dispute Resolution Mechanism

The Ombudsman Institution can be a chance to provide more transparency, collaboration, and problem-solving in Turkey’s...

Tuesday, February 19, 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

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

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

The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics Why are People Leaving
The Populist Turn in Turkish Politics: Why are People Leaving?

In light of this picture, the claim or the fact that some educated and wealthy people have left the country can be...

Friday, January 18, 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

How has Turkey Championed Humanitarian Aid An Interview with Kızılay
How has Turkey Championed Humanitarian Aid? An Interview with Kızılay President Kerem Kinik

With the Rohingya crisis, the Syrian civil war and the crisis in Yemen, Turkey has increased its efforts in humanitarian...

Tuesday, January 8, 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

How did Turks Living Abroad Vote in the June 24
How did Turks Living Abroad Vote in the June 24 Elections?

During the June 24 elections, President Erdogan received approximately 60 percent of the vote from Turks that live abroad.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Voters at gunpoint of the PKK
Voters at gunpoint of the PKK

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem
Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem?

If the lack of liberty, disrespect for merit, and an economic slowdown are not the reasons behind the educated and wealthy...

Friday, January 11, 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

FETO indictment Solving the puzzle of the spiderweb
FETO indictment: Solving the puzzle of the spiderweb

The indictment of FETO's structure outside Turkey, which was conducted by the Chief Prosecutor of Istanbul, provides...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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