Election Of The 10th August 2014

Election Of The 10th August 2014

August 2014

Mr. Erdoğan has been elected the 12. President of Republic on the 10th of August 2014.  Attentive observers noticed that none of the candidates could be in a position to get the absolute majority in case of a massive participation. On the contrary, a low rate of participation would allow Mr. Erdoğan to pass over the fatidical bar of 50 percent.  Actually,...

Turkish Local Elections 2014

Turkish Local Elections 2014

May 2014

  In comparison with  the 2011 general elections, the votes of  the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decreased by  6,6%. Though the political observers predicted a dramatic downfall, because of the widespread corruption implicating the prime minister, his family and several ministers, the  drop was limited to 2-3 millions of votes, what...

Turkey Inclining Towards Despotism

Turkey Inclining Towards Despotism

December 2012

The contemporary kind of authoritarianism called “elected despotism” seems to be replacing the ideological totalitarianism.

Reasons for CHP’s Past Electoral Defeats; Paths Leading to Success

Reasons for CHP’s Past Electoral Defeats; Paths Leading to Success

October 2012

The "new" CHP tries to re-capture its votes by showing respect to religious and cultural values and accepting the market economy.

CHP’s Proposal for the Resolution of the Kurdish Question

CHP’s Proposal for the Resolution of the Kurdish Question

July 2012

CHP's 10 point resolution proposal seem to provide a mechanically simple working framework with quite powerful moral and political messages.

CHP’s New European Perspectives

CHP’s New European  Perspectives

May 2012

Turkey's left-wing CHP and EU social democrats are set to ameliorate their relationship. Mutual effort is key for success.

Turkey's First Political Party, CHP: A Retrospective

Turkey's First Political Party, CHP: A Retrospective

April 2012

Last decade has witnessed an unprecedented anti-propaganda against Turkey's oldest political party: Republican People's Party (CHP).

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