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June 4, 2015

Will Turkish Voters Thwart Erdogan’s Ambitions?

The Justice and Development Party is not expected to lose its majority in Turkey’s June 7 elections, but a boost for the opposition could rein in the incumbents on matters of democracy, the economy, …

August 7, 2014

Erdogan’s Grip on Turkey

Turkey’s first-ever presidential election is expected to elevate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to head of state. The current premier, who faces a divided populace and regional conflicts, is lik…

June 16, 2011

Is It The Economy, Stupid? Is It The Economy, Stupid?

Traders work during morning session at the Istanbul Stock Exchange (Murad Sezer/Courtesy Reuters) The Justice and Development Party’s victory last Sunday has been attributed to the economy. This sta…

June 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s election campaign banner in Istanbul. The World Next Week: Turks Vote and Belgians Wait

A campaign banner for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. (Murad Sezer/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming parliamenta…

June 10, 2011

What’s At Stake in Turkey’s Election What’s At Stake in Turkey’s Election

A woman walks past Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's election campaign posters in Istanbul (Murad Sezer/Courtesy Reuters) Below is my view on what is at stake in Turkey as it nears the Jun…

November 20, 2006

Cook: Pope’s Visit Finds Turkey Preoccupied with European, Kurdish, Cypriot Issues

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s leading expert on Turkey, says the country is so preoccupied with issues of European Union membership, continuing problems over divided Cyprus, and the Kurdish issues that the p…