Uncovering the details of the deadly bombing of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) rally in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır just before the general election could only occur with a coalition government in which the HDP is involved, the party’s co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said
Opposition parties are justifiably wondering why President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has not yet called Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (at least when this piece was being written) to ask him to try to form a coalition government.
GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 23, June 2015 Ayhan Kaya * In the general elections held in Turkey on 7 June 2015, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 258 out of 550 seats in the Parliament, 18 seats less than the simple majority required to establish single-party rule. The AKP has been […]
Bulletin PISM, no. 70 (802), 9 July 2015 The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) Pinar Elman * A month after their failure to win an outright majority in Turkey’s 7 June parliamentary elections, the president and AKP’s wounds are already healing. The AKP has won the key post of speaker of parliament, while the […]
Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) July 9, 2015 Ahmet K. Han * Following Turkey’s June 7 elections, there seems to be two alternative scenarios for Turkey. Either two or more of the parties will reach an understanding to form a coalition, or one of the parties will split and choose to […]
Critics say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been stalling the process to maintain his party’s grip on power, undermine his opponents and push the country toward snap elections.