Turkish Politics

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

Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections Future Scenarios
Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections: Future Scenarios

While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and...

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Future of the People s Alliance
The Future of the People’s Alliance

If the AK Party and the MHP are able to balance between “being rivals” in the local elections and “being partners” in the...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Is the Old Turkey Coming Back
Is the Old Turkey Coming Back?

The old Turkey was a period when the nation was reduced to only one ethnicity as prescribed in the Student Oath,...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action
Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

On Monday, the Turkish people marked the 95th anniversary of their republic as Istanbul's new international airport opened...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey
Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey

It should be kept in mind that in Turkey today while on the one hand there is no actual problem with the country’s...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Turkish Politics After the Student Oath Debate
Turkish Politics After the Student Oath Debate

In the “Old Turkey,” to use the term coined by the AK Party, courts often examined the “aptness” of government decisions...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Crisis in the AK Party-MHP Alliance
The Crisis in the AK Party-MHP Alliance

It is too early to talk about the future of the People’s Alliance. However, it is fair to state that unless the conditions...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance
The alleged 'ideological split' in the People's Alliance

It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Turkey's 2023 education vision
Turkey's 2023 education vision

On 23 October Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the 2023 Education Vision program organized by the Ministry...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Whither the People's Alliance
Whither the People's Alliance?

The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does not mean that their...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What's Really Behind Turkey s Student Oath Debate
What's Really Behind Turkey’s Student Oath Debate?

It seems that in cases when a decision made by the Erdogan administration is ruled out by a judicial body, those western...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Turkey s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue
Turkey’s Student Oath Becomes a Controversial Issue

The Student Oath decision of the Council of State was perceived as taking a step back from democratization efforts and...

Monday, October 22, 2018

I hereby withdraw all the cases filed for insulting me
“I hereby withdraw all the cases filed for insulting me” President Erdogan said

Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesman Ömer Çelik conveyed that the lawsuits filed against students would be...

Friday, October 19, 2018

Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies
Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies

What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies?...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Candidate or Political Party Who will the Turkish Public Choose
Candidate or Political Party? Who will the Turkish Public Choose in Local Elections?

It is important to understand the transformation of the “urban” in the last decade in order to understand the boundaries...

Monday, October 1, 2018

What does Turkey s Map of Political Alliances Look Like
What does Turkey’s Map of Political Alliances Look Like for the Upcoming Local Elections?

What makes the upcoming local elections more important than a simple vote to determine local administrators is the fact...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What do People Expect From a Mayor
What do People Expect From a Mayor?

Nowadays, the questions of “what is the true character of a successful mayor” and “what do people expect from mayors” has...

Monday, September 24, 2018

How Do We Remember Adnan Menderes in Contemporary Turkish Politics
How Do We Remember Adnan Menderes in Contemporary Turkish Politics?

Most people still are in the opinion that Turkey owes much to Adnan Menderes due to his struggle for democracy, because...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Turkey looking ahead to municipal elections
Turkey looking ahead to municipal elections

It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that Turkey's political parties will be forced to make some difficult decisions...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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