PISM Policy Papers, No. 99 (552) 23 September 2013 The Polish Institute of International Affairs by Pinar Elman * A political system that marginalises smaller parties has allowed Turkey?s AKP government to centralise power while simultaneously promoting a consensual, reformist image. The Gezi protests were a direct result of this, expressing a sense of political
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Deputy Prime Minister did not rule out a reduction in the 10 percent election threshold
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