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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 MHP s Lost Coalition Opportunity Political Communication Discourse and
The MHP’s Lost Coalition Opportunity: Political Communication, Discourse and Strategies in the June and November 2015 Elections

The November 2015 snap elections mark a lost opportunity for Turkey to form a coalition government between the AK Party...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Turkey s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue The MHP
Turkey’s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue: The MHP’s Reaction to the “Democratic Opening”

Turkey’s current government’s ‘democratic opening’ project has led to a series of political discussions regarding the...

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 Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Turkey s Local Elections of 2009 Winners and Losers
Turkey’s Local Elections of 2009: Winners and Losers

This article presents a descriptive account of the March 2009 local elections in Turkey and offers a nation-wide and...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


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