Turkish Politics

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

Turkey s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the
Turkey’s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the Ballots

What did the CHP and Iyi Party promise the HDP in order to receive support? No representative from either party is ready...

Friday, March 29, 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

Post-Election Turkey Possible Scenarios
Post-Election Turkey: Possible Scenarios

Since there is less than 24 hours left to Turkey's local elections, it is crucial to discuss possible future scenarios...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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

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