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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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Quick Takeaways from Turkey’s Election

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 25, 2018

Here are some takes on what the outcome of the elections in Turkey tell us about what happened and what happens next.

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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 III: Recommendations

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Whatever the outcome of the elections, both Turkey and the U.S.-Turkish alliance will face a continuing series of challenges.

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Recent Developments a Grim Tableau of Politics in Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog May 20, 2016

A divided opposition, politicized judiciary, and compliant media helps ensure Erdogan’s power remains effectively unchallenged.

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Turkey Divided and Conquered: How the AKP Regained Power

National Security / Research January 14, 2016

There is little indication that there will be any shift in the balance of support between the AKP and other parties, barring a change in Turkey’s demographics.

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Fear Wins: Erdogan Victorious in Turkey Election

Blaise Misztal / Blog November 2, 2015

The central question now is whether Turkey can recover from recent strife and, more pressingly, whether it can do so under Erdogan and the AKP.

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Divide and Conquer: Erdogan’s Strategy Ahead of Turkey’s Snap Election

National Security / Research September 9, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is gambling that a divisive, crisis-driven strategy will win back enough votes to regain a parliamentary majority.

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Erdogan Seeks ‎to Reclaim Power in Early Elections

National Security / Blog August 24, 2015

Under AKP rule, Turkey has been on a downward democratic trajectory, which is poised to continue if the party regains its majority in the upcoming election.

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Turkey’s Post-Election Process Inches Toward Early Elections

National Security / Blog July 23, 2015

Because of Erdoğan’s ties to the AKP, critics argue that he is stalling the process in order to force a snap election and maintain the party’s grip on power.

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