Turkish Politics

Social Democracy is a Distant Island Should CHP Dissolve Itself
Social Democracy is a Distant Island: Should CHP Dissolve Itself?

As one pro-CHP surveyor once stated; “even if Ismet Inonu or Bulent Ecevit were to lead the party today, its votes would...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP
Party Factions and Power Blocks within the CHP

If the internal political rivalry within CHP continues, the party will have to pay a heavy price of losing more and more...

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ahmet Umit If there is no Turkey there s no
Ahmet Umit: “If there is no Turkey, there’s no us!”

“We cannot get anything when we declare each other about our differences. If we accept each other with our differences, we...

Saturday, July 28, 2018

How Turkey s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System
How Turkey’s Bureaucracy Accords to the Presidential System

All the main characteristics of bureaucratic transformation will take some time to be active. Actors, institutions,...

Monday, July 23, 2018

HDP s Choice Political Struggle or Armed Campaign
HDP’s Choice: Political Struggle or Armed Campaign?

The HDP should not overestimate the Turkish state’s choice to leave the “political path” open. As the HDP embraces a...

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Why did Turkey declare and lift its state of emergency
Why did Turkey declare and lift its state of emergency?

The Western world's expectations of help and partnership from Turkey on important matters is in vain; it must first...

Friday, July 20, 2018

President Erdogan Revolutionizes Civil-Military Relations
President Erdogan Revolutionizes Civil-Military Relations

There is a need for a comprehensive strategic roadmap for Turkey’s civil-military relations and for the strategic...

Friday, July 20, 2018

Don't give up the fight against coup perpetrators and supporters
Don't give up the fight against coup perpetrators and supporters

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the ceremony on the July 15 Martyrs Bridge, "With God's help, as long as the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK
Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK?

With its 67 deputies, the HDP has another chance to choose democratic means over violence and polarization ahead of the...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever
Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever?

It should be stressed that the presidential leadership was a crucial factor in the failure of the attempt. By calling the...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Anatomy of the July 15 coup attempt two years later
Anatomy of the July 15 coup attempt two years later

The Western world did not side with Turkey's people and democracy following the coup. What's more, it used the...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Legacy of the July 15 Coup Attempt for Turkish
The Legacy of the July 15 Coup Attempt for Turkish Democracy

We will certainly continue to debate the reverberations of the July 15 coup attempt and its legacy for the country. But...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What July 15 Means for Turkish Society
What July 15 Means for Turkish Society

There have been some studies analyzing the psychological aspects of the coup attempt and its perpetrator. All these...

Monday, July 16, 2018

The foundational role of July 15
The foundational role of July 15

It is crucial to give prominence to the founding aspects of the July 15 spirit to achieve a more democratic and powerful...

Monday, July 16, 2018

How FETO Became Fanatic and Dogmatic
How FETO Became Fanatic and Dogmatic

There was never innocence within FETO and the members of the criminal cult only paid respect to their leader - Fetullah...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The start of a new era in Turkey
The start of a new era in Turkey

With the new system, Turkey has now caught a great chance to develop comprehensive policies to build a better future and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Who s who in Erdogan s new cabinet
Who’s who in Erdogan’s new cabinet?

President Erdogan has placed importance on bureaucratic and technical knowledge when selecting his cabinet members. The...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reflections on Turkey s New Cabinet and Presidential System
Reflections on Turkey’s New Cabinet and Presidential System

When names in the new cabinet are examined, it is seen that the main trigger behind its formation is expertise with...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

First Cabinet of Turkey s New Presidential System of Government
First Cabinet of Turkey’s New Presidential System of Government

The first cabinet of Turkey's new presidential system was announced on July 9, 2018. Source: Anadolu Agency .

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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