Analysis Of 2014 Turkish Municipal Elections

Analysis Of 2014 Turkish Municipal Elections

May 2014

Introduction Turkish people went to polls for municipal elections on March 30, 2014. Results show that the governing Justice and Development Party (JDP) and its charismatic leader known with his authoritarian style Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had their sixth consecutive victory.[1] Turnout rates for the elections were very high according to earlier results though the...

Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Pitfalls For The Peace Talks

Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Pitfalls For The Peace Talks

May 2014

Turkey’s chronic “Kurdish problem” has always been a central issue in both the republic’s domestic and foreign policy since its very foundation. However, the armed opposition of Kurdish ethno-nationalism has become one of the biggest challenges to the Turkish state and democracy in only the last two or three decades following the emergence of the PKK....

The CHP’s Ideological Crisis: Both Diffident and Different

The CHP’s Ideological Crisis: Both Diffident and Different

December 2012

After three consecutive electoral defeats against the ruling Justice and Development Party, Turkey's first political party, the Republican People's Party, is experiencing a difficult period, fluctuating between Kemalist and social democratic principles.

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