Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) June 23, 2015 Galip Dalay * Political identities and proximity on significant policy issues will be decisive in the formation of Turkey’s next government. But this process takes place in a highly polarized context, a perilous feature of Turkey’s politics in recent years. The next government […]
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan keeps on using divisive and discriminatory rhetoric:
Turkey has an authoritarian political culture that lacks cultural mechanisms against authoritarian tendencies, according to a prominent scholar. ‘Therefore a coalition is the best political solution for Turkey,’ says Professor Yılmaz Esmer
The post-election landscape in Turkey raises new challenges in the search for a lasting settlement of the conflict between Turks and Kurds.
The peace process in relation to Turkey’s Kurdish minority was at the heart of the country’s general elections on 7 June 2015. It will be a leading item for the coalition talks between parties prior to the formation of a new government. In turn that government will have to decide whether to continue talking to Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) and figurehead for many of Turkey’s Kurds.
The MHP and the HDP deputies will seat closely in parliament as the two parties secured 80 seats alike in the June 7 general elections
Republican People’s Party parliamentary speaker candidate Deniz Baykal paid courtesy visits to leaders of the three other political parties elected to parliament in the June 7 election on June 26, only a few days before the procedure for the parliament speaker’s election kicks off
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed that his party will “not be revanchist” in the event of a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), as hints rise that negotiations for a “grand coalition” will start in Turkey
An Istanbul court has postponed the trial of 35 members of a Beşiktaş football fan group, çArşı, who are accused of organizing a plot to topple the government during the 2013 Gezi Park protests
A recently published book has revealed tortures and pressures LGBT inmates face in Turkey.