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Three reasons why the AK Party can win Izmir

Turkey’s main opposition party should be very concerned about Binali Yıldırım’s mayoral bid. Izmir is the CHP’s stronghold. That is the cliché churned out...

Arınç and Erdoğan: the Thatcherite rift

Bülent Arınç's comments expose more Thatcherite parallels in the Turkish prime minister's leadership...

Would a CHP-MHP alliance work?

The Turkish left says it’s possible a deal could be struck between Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Devlet Bahçeli It is two months since the first Gezi Park protests broke out....

CHP surges in first post-protest opinion poll

A survey conducted after the start of the Gezi uprising reads well for Turkey's main opposition party...

Safe or stuffed? Who falls foul of AK’s three term rule

If you look at article 132 of the by-laws that govern Turkey’s ruling AK Party, you will find a clause that is sensible and democratic. It imposes a strict three term limit...

Gezici poll shows slight drop in AKP support

A new general election opinion poll from Gezici Araştırma appeared in Vatan on Wednesday. The headline figures with changes from their last survey in January are AKP 43.0...

Turkey’s next election: the CHP’s challenge

To win the next election, Turkey’s opposition party has a mountain to climb Here’s a prediction that won’t astonish anyone: the CHP will not win Turkey’s next general...

Back to where we started

These are the elections Turkey must hold in the next thirty-six months: March 2014: local elections (most likely on the 30th, the final Sunday); August 2014: presidential election...

Playing politics with council boundaries

Some AK Party leaders may think tweaking Istanbul council borders is a good idea, but it probably isn’t. ‘A minor fracas’ is the best way to describe the fuss...

The polls are wrong: one in two Turks won’t vote AKP

A 52 percent poll lead does not mean one in every two Turks would vote AK tomorrow. A year ago, Turkey’s AK Party won a third successive term in government. The victory came as...