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EARLY PROJECTIONS FOR TURKEY’S NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

EARLY PROJECTIONS FOR TURKEY’S NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

upa-admin Nisan 4, 2021 0

Turkish domestic politics is always dynamic and excited although the country has been passing through rather difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic difficulties. In this context, it should not be forgotten

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COULD MUHARREM INCE START A NEW POLITICAL PARTY?

COULD MUHARREM INCE START A NEW POLITICAL PARTY?

upa-admin Ağustos 24, 2020 0

Muharrem İnce (1964-)[1] is an experienced Turkish politician who has been a pro-secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy (from Yalova) between 2002 and 2018, five times consecutively (2002, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2015). Due to

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37TH CONGRESS OF TURKEY’S MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY CHP

37TH CONGRESS OF TURKEY’S MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY CHP

upa-admin Temmuz 27, 2020 0

Introduction Turkey’s main opposition party, pro-European Union and social democratic CHP (Republican People’s Party) organized its 37th congress last week-end in Ankara. While the party’s current and the 7th Chair[1] –since 2010– Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

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HAGIA SOPHIA CONTROVERSY: THE CHANGING STATUS OF THE HISTORICAL SANCTUARY

HAGIA SOPHIA CONTROVERSY: THE CHANGING STATUS OF THE HISTORICAL SANCTUARY

upa-admin Temmuz 18, 2020 2

Introduction After a court decision that made the 1934 Presidential decree made by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk void, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Istanbul’s famous and historical sanctuary and museum Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia)[1]

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TURKISH POLITICS: CURRENT SITUATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

TURKISH POLITICS: CURRENT SITUATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

upa-admin Haziran 1, 2020 0

Similar to other countries, due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis, party politics have been forgotten for a while in Turkey. However, because of the strong political polarization in the country, the latest voting rates of

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INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR PAUL KUBICEK ON TURKISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR PAUL KUBICEK ON TURKISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS

upa-admin Mart 31, 2020 0

Professor Paul Kubicek (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is an American Political Scientist teaching at Oakland University. Dr. Kubicek grew up in San Antonio/Texas and moved to Michigan in 1990. He has taught in Ukraine

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ALİ BABACAN ESTABLISHES DEMOCRACY AND LEAP PARTY (DEVA PARTI)

ALİ BABACAN ESTABLISHES DEMOCRACY AND LEAP PARTY (DEVA PARTI)

upa-admin Mart 9, 2020 0

Introduction Turkey’s influential young politician Ali Babacan established a new centrist political party called Demokrasi ve Atılım Partisi (Democracy and Leap Party) today. This was an expected move on the side of Babacan since

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