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Change and Continuity in Turkey s June 2018 Elections
Change and Continuity in Turkey’s June 2018 Elections

In this paper, we first present a background to the watershed elections of 2018, describing the context preceding the...

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Republican People s Party and the 2014 Local Elections
The Republican People’s Party and the 2014 Local Elections in Turkey

Ahead of the 2014 local elections, the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), developed an aggressive...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections An
The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections: An Evaluation on Political Impasse

The electoral will reflected at the ballot box on November 1 confirmed the hegemony of the AK Party in Turkey’s party...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The CHP and the Democratic Opening Reactions to AK Party
The CHP and the “Democratic Opening”: Reactions to AK Party’s Electoral Hegemony

The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government has initiated a number of democratic opening initiatives to tackle...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kurdish Political Movement and the Democratic Opening
Kurdish Political Movement and the “Democratic Opening”

There has long existed a Kurdish political movement with its illegal, legal, and semi-legal aspects of it. All of Turkey...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The New Leader for the Old CHP Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
The New Leader for the Old CHP: Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

The CHP constitutes a crucial place in Turkish political life. From its establishment to its closure after the military...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Electoral Success of the AKP Cause for Hope and
The Electoral Success of the AKP: Cause for Hope and Despair

The 2011 elections marked the emergence of the AKP as a political brand that is likely to win all the elections in the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Continuity and Rupture The New CHP or What Has Changed
Continuity and Rupture: The “New CHP” or ‘What Has Changed in the CHP?’1

This paper discusses the CHP within the paradigm of party individualization and the “political firm.” In what ways has the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Turkish Politics in a Changing World Global Dynamics and Domestic
Turkish Politics in a Changing World, Global Dynamics and Domestic Transformations

Turkish Politics in a Changing World, consisting of articles written by Keyman and Öniş discusses Turkey’s political...

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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