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2023 Turkish Elections: What Is at Stake, and What Are the Possible Scenarios Following the Elections?

Matúš Jevčák
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Don't forget to watch quite an interesting debate on this hot topic with Prof. Ozan Örmeci Associate Professor of Political Science, Head of Political Science and Public Administration department at Istanbul Kent University and our editor-in-chief Matúš Jevčák here on our YT channel Adapt Institute: https://youtu.be/byu7BnfaJkc

Turkey will have its parliamentary and presidential elections in May during its 100th-year anniversary. Elections are crucial for Turkish democracy and Turkey’s relations with the Western world due to some factors. 

First of all, elections have turned into a battleground between the West and Russia due to political and financial support provided to the current government by Moscow followed by Western criticism towards the Erdoğan government. 

Secondly, the two blocs’ racing power are offering two completely different perspectives for the future of the country. While the current president and the government prefer a presidential system leaning towards authoritarianism, the opposition advocates for a return to parliamentary democracy. 

Thirdly, there are fears and anxieties about electoral security based on two reasons. The first would be the adverse outcomes of the terrible earthquake, which took place in early February in Turkey and forced millions of people to migrate to other Turkish cities. That is why there will be ten or even hundreds of thousands of people who might be unable to vote in the elections. Secondly, since two main blocs competing for power perceive the elections as their final chance and a matter of survival, many commentators express their worries about fraud. For all these reasons, the 2023 Turkish elections are the most important elections of this year that should be watched and analyzed carefully with an objective perspective. This report provides an independent and objective perspective on approaching Turkish elections.

Download the Long read via 2023 Turkish Elections.

Don't forget to watch quite an interesting debate on this hot topic with Prof. Ozan Örmeci Associate Professor of Political Science, Head of Political Science and Public Administration department at Istanbul Kent University and our editor-in-chief Matúš Jevčák here on our YT channel Adapt Institute: https://youtu.be/byu7BnfaJkc

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