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What’s Left of Turkish Democracy?

National Security / June 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

In the aftermath of Turkey’s April presidential referendum, many commentators declared the end of Turkish democracy. More recently, a much publicized attack by Turkish presidential bodyguards on protesters in Washington brought home to many Americans just how brutal Erdogan’s government…

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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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Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan’s Victory Mean?

National Security / November 11, 2015 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

Will this election stabilize Turkey? What does this election mean for Turkey’s regional posture, and what kind of partner will it be for the U.S.?

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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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Will Turkey’s Elections Be Free and Fair?

Jessica Michek / Blog October 29, 2015

Even if the casting and counting of ballots occur without manipulation, several recent developments suggest that the vote will certainly not be fair.

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Turkey Transformed: Authoritarianism and Islamization Under the AKP

National Security / Research October 29, 2015

President Erdoğan’s “new Turkey” has come to mean something other than the consolidated democracy his party promised.

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Turkey Transformed? The November 1 Election and Turkey’s Future

National Security / October 29, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Democratization, modernization, peace and prosperity have given way to growing autocracy, conflict and debts.

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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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Turkey and the Kurds: Post-Election Prospects for Progress?

National Security / July 1, 2015 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

BPC hosted a discussion of the Turkish election and its impact on the Kurdish issue both in Turkey and the larger region.

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