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№135: AKP Snap Election Tactics: Turmoil in Turkey
№135: AKP Snap Election Tactics: Turmoil in Turkey

Author(s): Dylan O’Driscoll
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Kurdish diaspora; Turkey;AKP;
Summary/Abstract: Following the 2015 national election in Turkey the AKP, for the first time since coming to power in2002, failed to win enough votes to form a majority government. Since the election the AKP has giventhe impression that it is attempting to form a coalition government, but in reality the party has beenemploying a number of tactics in order to increase its share of the vote in preparation for a snapelection. These tactics have mainly revolved around increasing the nationalist vote and damaging themain Kurdish party. However, these manoeuvres have increased polarisation in Turkey and haveresulted in an escalation of the conflict with the Kurds. Worryingly, it has become evident that the AKPaims to win power in the next election at all costs.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English