Soner Cagaptay: Istanbul Election Will Shape Erdogan’s Policy Trajectory

Source:Washington Institute Date:23Mar2024

If the president’s faction takes the city back from the opposition on March 31, he may feel comfortable enough to focus on more positive legacy-building steps, but a loss could see him double

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Erdogan and the Wisdom of Timely Exit

Source:Gatestone Institute Date:15Jul2019

We have seen many articles prophecizing Erdogan’s demise, but this tops it all:   Good or bad, the once-successful Erdogan recipe seems not to be working anymore. The bashkhan has read

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Erdoğan’s control over Turkey is ending – what comes next?

Source:The Conversation Date:13Jul2019

All political movements eventually run out of steam. But Erdoğanism dramatically changed Turkey, diminishing its democracy. The crumbling of Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party, known as AKP,

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Erdogan’s defeat in Istanbul shows opposition’s changing tactics

Source:Financial Times Date:24Jun2019

Is this the beginning of the end? Mr Imamoglu’s victory underlines the success of a change in tactics by the CHP. For years, the party was unable to shake off its reputation for aggressive

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Risk of election defeat raises huge questions for Turkey’s Erdogan

Source:Financial Times Date:22Jun2019

Great reporting job from Laura Pitel     But in private, party officials admit that their own research shows that Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition challenger who won a narrow and disputed

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Istanbul mayoral candidates fail to sway voters during rare live debate

Source:Ahval News Date:17Jun2019

The highly-anticipated televised debate between the Istanbul mayoral candidate from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Binalı Yıldırım and opposition secularist Republican People’s

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Binali Yıldırım’s gamble

Source:JamesinTurkey Date:11Jun2019

Actually, this article covers everything you need to know about Istanbul elections   On Monday afternoon representatives from Turkey’s two main political parties announced a rare consensus:

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The Istanbul Rerun Isn’t About the Mayor. It’s About Turkey’s Future

Source:Foreign Policy Date:06Jun2019

This is an old article, which we post because it contains an election poll not published by Turkish press:   Initial polling after the election revealed that the prolonged process of

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Polls show opposition candidate ahead as Istanbul rerun nears

Source:al Monitor Date:04Jun2019

Now, a handful of voter polls show Imamoglu of the opposition has broadened his support ahead of the June 23 rerun election, according to news reports. Imamoglu is two points ahead of former AKP

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Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state

Source:Asia Times Date:23May2019

This is speculative yet plausible theory advanced by noted Turkey affairs scholar and dissident Omer Taspianr about the nullifcation of Istanbul elections.  It was decided jointly by Erdogan and

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