Turkish Politics

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

Bloc Politics Determined the Results of the Istanbul Elections
Bloc Politics Determined the Results of the Istanbul Elections

Turkey’s dynamic political and its own path of democratic experience, which definitely must not be limited to exaggerated...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Turkey's Elections Are Not Determined By Identity Politics
Turkey's Elections Are Not Determined By Identity Politics

Only when Turkish democracy has deepened and stabilized, and when economic prosperity has been achieved by a much larger...

Friday, June 21, 2019

Ekrem Imamoglu Is Not the Political Rockstar Turkey's Opposition Is
Ekrem Imamoglu Is Not the Political Rockstar Turkey's Opposition Is Expecting

The real cause of excitement in both Turkey and the West over the CHP's Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has been...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Why did Ekrem Imamoglu win the Istanbul Elections
Why did Ekrem Imamoglu win the Istanbul Elections?

The consolidation of all parties against the AK Party is the main reason behind the success of Imamoglu on June 23. This...

Monday, June 24, 2019

Western Media on the Istanbul Mayoral Election Obstruction through Editoralizing
Western Media on the Istanbul Mayoral Election: Obstruction through Editoralizing Content?

The Western media have portrayed Ekrem Imamoglu as an ideal candidate for Turkish politics and have disregarded serious...

Sunday, June 23, 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

Istanbul Mayoral Election Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem
Istanbul Mayoral Election: Will Everything Be So Fine for Ekrem Imamoglu?

For three months up until the March 31 election, “everything was fine” for Imamoglu, but with this trajectory, “everything...

Saturday, June 15, 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

Why Turkey's Democratic Left Party Did Not Support Ekrem Imamoglu
Why Turkey's Democratic Left Party Did Not Support Ekrem Imamoglu

It might even be the case the voters of small parties will decide whether Ekrem Imamoglu or Binali Yildirim will be...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Another Populist Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's Statements on Istanbul Elections
Another Populist? Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's Statements on Istanbul Elections

Even in a case where the CHP candidate becomes successful on June 23, the fact is that the German government will have to...

Thursday, May 23, 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

Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party
Intra-Party Opposition in the AK Party

As journalists who closely follow Turkish politics, we are used to the inner debates and quests for new leaders within the...

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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