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President Erdoğan? Turkish Prime Minister Announces Presidential Candidacy

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog July 1, 2014

On August 10, Turkey will hold its first direct presidential election. On the last possible day for candidate registration, July 1, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made the much-anticipated announcement that he will run for president—a post that he has long coveted. 

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Turkish Opposition’s Electoral Strategy: Challenge Erdoğan on his Own Turf

National Security / Blog June 18, 2014

On June 16, Turkey’s two main opposition parties, the social democratic Republican People’s Party and the rightist Nationalist Action Party, decided to nominate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the former Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as a joint candidate in the presidential elections scheduled for August 10. 

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day Three

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 17, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down…

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Recent Developments in Turkey: Day One

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 15, 2013

Jessica Michek and Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. After large protests erupted in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and Taksim Square at the end of May, quickly spreading across the country, Turkey dominated the news. But as that unrest died down and as…

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