Sinan Ciddi: Turkey After Erdogan

Source:FDD Date:04Mar2023

A very noteworthy view:  Will the Armed Forces help Erdogan in a power-grab attempt?   U.S. and European leaders should not let their hope cloud their vision. Erdogan may win without rigging

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Hugo Dixon: A post-Erdogan Turkey could come in from the cold

Source:Reuters Date:28Feb2023

Erdogan may yet retain power in presidential and parliamentary elections expected to be held in June. But the earthquake which struck southeast Turkey earlier this month, killing nearly 44,000

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What Will Erdogan Do to Stay in Power?

Source:Foreign Policy Date:04Feb2023

Great coverage of Turkish elections  and foreign policy implications by Henry Barkey   Current polls suggest that Erdogan and the AKP could lose the election, scheduled for May 14. For any

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The World’s Most Important Election in 2023 Will Be in Turkey

Source:Washington Post Date:10Jan2023

Very good poll analysis and fair comments about the main opposition alliance   Why, then, do many still look to Erdogan to correct Turkey’s course? In part, it’s because they don’t know who

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Table of Six 5 January Declaration–Full text


  As the presidents of six political parties, we came together on January 5, 2023, as we entered the 100th Anniversary of our Republic, hosted by the Future Party. We wish 2023 and the

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Can Turkey help end the Ukraine grain crisis?

Source:Financial Times Date:21Jul2022

Chat among Andrew England (FT), Laura Pitel  and Ms Asli Aydintasbas. Excllent review and analysis of Turkish foreign policy and domestic matters. While  I may disagree with some of the

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Turkey’s ruling party members stick with Erdogan


An excellent analysis by Pinar Trembley about the observed “stickiness” in AKP votes   Birol Baskan, political scientist and nonresident scholar at the Middle East

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Turkish opposition presents ‘historic’ pact to defeat Erdogan

Source:Financial Times Date:01Mar2022

Seren Selvin Korkmaz, executive director of the Istanbul-based think-tank IstanPol, described the declaration as “a historic day for Turkey”, adding that the fragmentation and polarisation of

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Turkey’s surging electricity prices dent voter support for Erdogan

Source:Financial Times Date:25Feb2022

Polls suggest that erstwhile supporters of Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) make up a disproportionate share of the chunk of voters who say they are undecided about who to

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Turkey’s Erdogan Raises Coup Clashes in Warning Rivals Against Protests

Source:Bloomberg Date:05Jan2022

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a stern warning for any Turkish citizens preparing to protest against his government, as anger rises over soaring inflation and opposition parties step up

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