“Türkiye for the New Century”, Türkiye’s politics and parties

by Ali M. Shukr Recently published by the Institute for Future Studies in Beirut, the book “Turkey in the New Century: The Political System, Parties, and Pressure Groups,” was presented by Professor Emrullah Ashler, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey. The book was divided into an introduction and 5 chapters. In each chapter, a Read more

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The rise of the Welfare Party: This is what the schizophrenia did to Erdogan

by Abdel Moneim Ali Issa In a meeting held last Wednesday with leaders of the Justice and Development Party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan summarized the reasons that led to the party’s defeat in last week’s municipal elections, saying that what happened “was not only a loss of votes, but also a loss of blood.” Read more

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Turkish elections: Can Erdogan maintain his grip on power?

by Mohamad Hasan Sweidan * As the centenary of the founding of the Turkish Republic approaches, Turkiye faces one of the most important elections in its history. Most importantly, the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, currently slated for May, could lead to major shifts in the country’s foreign policy. But the February earthquakes that devastated Read more

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