Turkey’s leadership seems to be at the top of its game. But is this picture-perfect politics?
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
From fighting the Islamic State to coping with Europe’s refugee crisis, the EU and Turkey now have even more daunting issues to deal with than in recent years.
Backed strongly by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AKP won the November parliamentary election. This victory will have significant repercussions for Turkey’s foreign policy.
The AKP’s resounding victory in Turkey’s November 1 election gives the future Turkish government a strong mandate and enough room to start tackling the country’s key issues.
With the AKP’s victory in the Turkish parliamentary election, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions for a presidential system of government seem increasingly concrete.
The lesson from Turkey’s June and November elections is clear: the country’s voters want a strong, stable government, but not one that runs roughshod over its opponents.
On November 1, Turkish citizens head to the polls to cast their votes to choose the members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly for the second time in just five months.
The prevailing degree of polarization is inimical to Turkey and its democracy. The November election provides an opportunity for the country to redress this environment of acrimony.
On November 1, Turkey will hold its second parliamentary election in just five months. As in the previous contest, the outcome is proving tricky to predict.