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Turkey: has the AKP ended its winning streak?
Turkey: has the AKP ended its winning streak?

Author(s): Marek Matusiak
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Turkey; AKP; war
Summary/Abstract: Since the conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) took power in Turkey in 2002, it has enjoyed a constant winning streak: it won each election (with a support level of 49.83% in 2011), subordinated the army (which had de facto stood above the civilian government) and was reforming the country. The situation in the country was stable (especially when compared to the crises and restlessness in the 1990s), the economy was booming, Turkey’s position in regional politics was strengthening, and Ankara’s significance on the international arena was growing. This encouraged the ruling class to make long-term plans, leading up to the hundredth anniversary of the republic in 2023. In the coming decade, Turkey governed by the AKP was to become one of the global economic and political centres, a full member of the EU and at the same time a political and economic leader in the Middle East.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English