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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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Turkey’s President Erdogan Tries to Politically Disarm Kurds

Jessica Michek / Blog August 6, 2015

For Erdoğan and his party, which lost its parliamentary majority during the June 7 elections, beheading the pro-Kurdish HDP serves a political purpose.

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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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Panel Explores Turkey’s Political Landscape, Role in the Middle East

National Security / Blog July 2, 2015

The discussion examined the implications of Turkey’s general election on the ongoing peace process with the PKK, and its policies on Syria and Iraq.

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“Judgment Day”: The View from Turkey

Blaise Misztal, Alan Makovsky / Blog June 5, 2015

Ahead of Sunday’s election, Turkey is pulsing with energy. Underlying this excitement, however, is a discernible note of near existential anxiety and dread.

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Who Oversees Turkey’s Elections?

Jessica Michek / Blog June 4, 2015

In disputes, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Board effectively acts as the court of last resort, with its decisions exempt from any kind of judicial review.

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OSCE Increases Electoral Monitors for Turkey Election

Jessica Michek / Blog May 29, 2015

Turkey’s opposition parties have raised concerns that the ruling party will manipulate the June vote to ensure its majority.

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