Turkish Politics

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

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

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

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

Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019
Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019 Local Elections?

Even though the CHP’s strategy in local elections is not clear yet, taking into consideration discussions made, it is...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Turkey nabs key suspect of 2013 Reyhanli attack
Turkey nabs key suspect of 2013 Reyhanli attack

Following an operation conducted by Turkey's intelligence organization, Yusuf Nazik was brought to Turkey from Syria's...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Turkey 760 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in 3 months
Turkey: 760 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in 3 months

During operations conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces between June 1 - August 31, 760 PKK terrorists have been...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

quot Artists Should Firmly Stand Against Neighborhood Pressure in Turkey
"Artists Should Firmly Stand Against Neighborhood Pressure in Turkey": An Interview with Kutlug Ataman

During an interview with Isa Tatlican from Sabah, Kutlug Ataman emphasized that artists should not bow down to...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

quot Neighborhood Pressure quot in Turkey
"Neighborhood Pressure" in Turkey

The opposition in Turkey is now trying to polarize society through statements made by artists. Does every artist have to...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Why does Turkey's main opposition party keep failing
Why does Turkey's main opposition party keep failing?

The latest meeting of the CHP drove a bigger wedge between the CHP leadership and the party’s supporters. If the party...

Monday, September 3, 2018

Long live putschists long live unlawfulness
Long live putschists, long live unlawfulness!

While the majority of coup plotters were tried and arrested, some of them fled to Greece and Germany. Germany, the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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