No country for (old-fashioned) opposition (Eliamep policy paper)

Policy Paper on the state of the opposition after the May elections. Turkey is facing the threat of having no viable opposition anymore, but a cosmetic one that serves to legitimize the government, but doesn’t have any real chances of winning important elections. If the opposition doesn’t act united in the municipal elections, which are scheduled for March 2024, the AKP will most likely win back cities like Istanbul, Ankara, Read More …

Two Turkeys and the opposition at a crossroads, Progressive Post

Article for the Progressive Post on what the elecions in Turkey mean for the opposition: The Turkish election results mean continuity in domestic and foreign policy with a tendency to more authoritarianism at home and an eastward-looking foreign policy. For the opposition, the cards are being reshuffled and it seems that for now, the time of more liberal experiments is over. Full article:

Turkey Election: President Erdogan in tight electoral race, WION

I participated in a program on Indian News Channel WION on 14 May some 6 hours before the opening of the ballot boxes. For analysts it’s easy, because “everything is still possible”, so you can’t be wrong. The trend showed a little advantage of Kilicdaroglu in the presidential elections, but with less than 50% and an advantage of the AKP led alliance in the parliamentary elections. Watch the program (8 Read More …

Quo Vadis Turkey – Ta Nea

Article for Greek daily Ta Nea on the prospects for the 14 May elections in Turkey. Published on 22 April 2023. English version: What prospects for the elections in Turkey? The election campaign in Turkey is entering its decisive phase. All 26 parties participating in the elections on 14 May have submitted their lists of candidates. The largest opposition alliance, lead by the Kemalist-social democratic CHP, has succeeded in drawing Read More …

Speciale elezioni 2023 Turchia – questione alevita

Intervista sulle dichiarazioni del candidato d’opposizione alle presidenziali, Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, e sulla questione alevita. Registrazione video di “Seçim 2023 – Speciale elezioni 2023 Turchia (Quinta puntata)”, registrato venerdì 21 aprile 2023 alle 16:12. Tra gli argomenti discussi: Elezioni, Erdogan, Esteri, Presidenziale, Turchia. La registrazione video ha una durata di 17 minuti. Il contenuto è disponibile anche nella sola versione audio. Per il video:

Speciale elezioni 2023 Turchia

Ho partecipato ad un programma di Radio Radicale sulle elezioni in Turchia moderato da Mariano Giustino. Registrazione di “Seçim 2023 – Speciale elezioni 2023 Turchia (Seconda puntata)”, registrato martedì 18 aprile 2023 alle 14:30. Tra gli argomenti discussi: Democrazia, Elezioni, Erdogan, Esteri, Kilicdaroglu, Partiti, Politica, Presidenziale, Turchia. La registrazione video ha una durata di 14 minuti.

Dersimli Kemal for President?

Eliamep policy paper on the opposition’s presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu and the position, debate and standing of Alevis in Turkey. As being both Alevi and Kurdish, Kilicdaroglu would be a first in Turkey, never had an Alevi such a high position withtin the state structure. After years of ever harsher polarization, his presidency could help to bridge divides, be they ethnic or confessional and bring the country closer to accepting Read More …