With Turkish parliamentary elections fast approaching on June 7, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is campaigning hard among Turkey’s religious electorate. If his ruling AKP wins enough votes to govern with minimal interference from the opposition, the powers of what many view as an increasingly authoritarian regime may expand even further with constitutional changes. For deeper analysis of many key issues currently playing out in this election, POMEPS is pleased to offer the following articles from leading political scientists.

A.Kadir Yildirim “Turkey’s Kurdish party at the threshold” May 26, 2015.

Yüksel Sezgin “Could Erdogan lose Turkey’s upcoming election?” May 19, 2015

A.Kadir Yildirim “Clientelism 2.0 vs. democracy in Edrogan’s ‘New Turkey’” March 13, 2015

Serhun Al “Kurds, state elites, and patterns of nationhood in Iraq and TurkeyMarch 5, 2015.

Senem Aslan “Different faces of Turkish Islamic nationalism” February 20, 2015

Kristin Fabbe ‘Turkey’s secularization in reverse” February 9, 2015

Yüksel Sezgin “Turkish women’s rights beyond Islamists and secularists” December 10, 2014

Yüksel Sezgin “Why is Tunisian democracy succeeding while the Turkish model is failing? November 8, 2014

Gizem Zencirci, “Neoliberal Islam and Emergent Forms of Social Service Provision in Turkey” September 23, 2014

Liesl Hintz “‘No Opposition, No Democracy’ in Turkey’s elections” April 3, 2014

Gonul Tol, “Erdogan’s next moves April 2, 2014

Turkuler Isiksel “Turkey’s silenced spring” March 24, 2014

Aaron Stein “How an election may undermine democracy in Turkey” March 21, 2014

Additionally, POMEPS briefing #23 “Turkey’s Turmoil” remains a useful a collection of 14 essays published on the Middle East Channel between June 2013 and January 2014, including a range of cogent analysis spanning the implications of the Gezi Park protest movements, internal challenges of the AKP and Erdoqan’s corruption allegations, and the dynamics of the Kurdish peace process.

 

Turkey’s upcoming parliamentary elections

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