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Editor's Note | Summer 2009

The Turkish political scene did not witness a profound change with the local elections of March 2009. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) continued its strong electoral performance and maintained its status as the most popular political force.

Editor's Note Summer 2009
Editor's Note | Summer 2011

The Turkish political scene did not witness a profound change with the local elections of March 2009. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) continued its strong electoral performance and maintained its status as the most popular political force. One change following the election was the cabinet reshuffle in May in which Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu was appointed as Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs. Such an appointment was hardly a surprise, since it is no secret that he had been the architect of Turkey’s foreign policy under the AK Party government as the chief foreign policy advisor to the prime minister.

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