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Reset Or Resentment: Turkey After June 24

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 3, 2018

Amid the uncertainty in Washington, Ankara and the Middle East, predictions are difficult but here are three developments to watch.

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Turkey Elections: Challenging Three Common Assumptions

Alan Makovsky / Blog June 22, 2018

For the first time, Turks will separately but simultaneously elect a president and a legislature. The president will be the all-powerful master of the Executive Branch.

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Part I: The Election Landscape

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Though the AKP has kept its hold on power several emerging dynamics have created a real sense of optimism among the opposition that the results, this time, might be different.

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Part II: Post Election Scenarios

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

A clear-cut victory would still leave Erdoğan facing a deteriorating economic climate, strained relations with Western partners and an ongoing war with PKK-linked forces.

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Power and Corruption in Erdogan’s Turkey: Context and Consequences

National Security / Research November 27, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center has begun a new series examining the causes and consequences of corruption in Turkey and the impact on U.S. interests in the Middle East and the world.

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One Year After Turkey’s Coup Attempt

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 10, 2017

July 15 and its aftermath put an already tense relationship between Turkey and the U.S.under even greater strain

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Dark Cloud of Illegitimacy Hovers Over Turkey Vote

Alan Makovsky, Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 17, 2017

In the aftermath of yesterday’s referendum, Turkey is unlikely to experience the stability or return to normalcy that many yes voters hoped.

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Deep State of Crisis

National Security / Research March 17, 2017

Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt offered an indication that perhaps Erdoğan’s position was not as secure as it first seemed, and his fears not unfounded.

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Turkey’s Road to the Executive Presidency

Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 11, 2017

The draft constitution currently being debated by the Turkish parliament would formalize Erdoğan’s almost complete control over the country’s political system.

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Could Ankara and Washington team up on Tehran?

National Security / News December 21, 2016

In the event of a U.S.-Iranian showdown, the challenge will be for Turkish President Erdogan to convince his potential partners in Washington that Ankara is really on their side.

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