Turkish Politics

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

Change of Game in Turkish Politics The New Political Blocs
Change of Game in Turkish Politics: The New Political Blocs

Centralizing and de-centralizing dynamics existing side-by-side create a complex situation for the present and future of...

Monday, May 13, 2019

Istanbul Mayoral Elections II CHP for Democracy or Democracy for
Istanbul Mayoral Elections (II): CHP for Democracy or Democracy for CHP?

The CHP is the only unrivaled political party in Turkey in objecting to the election results. Since 1946, when the...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Imamoglu Populism and the CHP
Imamoglu, Populism and the CHP

The CHP electorate will need to decide whether they want to continue with the populist Ekrem Imamoglu and his...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Istanbul Mayoral Elections I What Really Happened
Istanbul Mayoral Elections (I): What Really Happened

For what or in spite of what did the AK Party and its ally MHP claim that the election was rigged? How did the process...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results
Voter Apathy in Istanbul will Determine the Election Results

It is not an exaggeration to state that the support of people who did not vote in the March 31 election will be the main...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul
Will Populism or Public Service Prevail in Istanbul?

Winning Istanbul’s mayoral elections is almost equal to winning Turkey’s elections. Therefore, political discourses to be...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections What's Next
The Cancellation of Istanbul Elections: What's Next?

Istanbul will go to the polls in a closely contested election on June 23. Since the difference between the votes was very...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How CHP s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run
How CHP’s Discourse Changed After the Decision to Re-run Elections in Istanbul

The objection and criticism to YSK’s decision should not reach to the dimensions that would harm the corporate identity of...

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Turkish Youth A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics
The Turkish Youth: A New Game Changer in Turkish Politics?

Now it is crucial for parties to design their programs and election campaigns according to the socio-economic...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Tale of Two Erdogans How The West Went Rogue
A Tale of Two Erdogans: How The West Went Rogue on Turkey

Whilst Erdoğan and the AK party have not changed in their ideology and overall mission for the country, western powers...

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan s Footsteps
Will Ekrem Imamoglu Follow CHP Politics or Erdogan’s Footsteps?

Will İmamoğlu, a high-profile CHP politician now, perform Friday prayer with congregation on Fridays? If so, will Kemalist...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections
Are Electoral Alliances a Determinant of the March 31 Elections?

Turkey's local election results show that the electoral volatility among alliances was very low. Two alliance blocs kept...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Populism on the Rise in Turkey
Populism on the Rise in Turkey

If the revival of the CHP in local governance brings back old habits, it will not be a surprise for Turkish people to face...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Turkey's CHP is Reminiscent of the Far-Right in Europe
Turkey's CHP is Reminiscent of the Far-Right in Europe

Despite several confusing trends, it is a weird fact that Turkey’s main center-left political party, namely the main...

Friday, April 19, 2019

What's Happening in Istanbul
What's Happening in Istanbul?

It is obvious that the current discussions on the results in Istanbul will continue to remain high on the political agenda...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Age of Erdogan has Brought Stability and Political Flexibility
The Age of Erdogan has Brought Stability and Political Flexibility to Turkey

From 2003 up until the present day, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has towered over Turkish politics and has been the most...

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Safety and Reliability of Elections in Turkey
The Safety and Reliability of Elections in Turkey

Gerrymandering allegations, which were rarely seen in the past, have apparently turned into a manipulation tool for...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

How to Understand the Dynamics Behind Turkey's Election Results
How to Understand the Dynamics Behind Turkey's Election Results

In the upcoming days and perhaps weeks there are going to be discussions on why certain goals were achieved in some...

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Aftermath of Turkey s Local Elections Who Lost Who
The Aftermath of Turkey’s Local Elections: Who Lost, Who Won?

Since there is a minor difference between the votes of AK Party and CHP candidates in Istanbul, the AK Party has applied...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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