Turkey set to start its final move towards à la Turca presidency

In August 2014, for the first time in the Turkish Republic’s nine decade-long history, a popular presidential election under civilian rule was held. Both before and since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – Justice and Development Party) emerged victorious, there have been protests, corruption allegations, accusations of ethnic stigmatisation, and even claims by opposition politicians of a political ‘coup’.

It’s against this dramatic political backdrop that Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu begins his examination of the AKP, election systems and voting behaviour in Turkey, in his article Turkish Popular Presidential Elections: Deepening Legitimacy Issues and Looming Regime Change for the journal South European Society and Politics.

The 2015 Turkish general elections take place on June 7 and the stage looks almost certain to be set for another majority win for Erdoğan and the AKP. The key question is whether this majority will be large enough to change the Constitution and transform the powers of the presidency. As Professor Kalaycıoğlu explains, the issue at stake is potential regime change. What will this mean for the future of Turkish democracy?

*Any views expressed in this Press Release are not those of the Taylor & Francis Group.

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Turkish Popular Presidential Elections: Deepening Legitimacy Issues and Looming Regime Change

In August 2014, for the first time in the Turkish Republic’s nine decade-long history, a popular presidential election under civilian rule was held. Both before and since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – Justice and Development Party) emerged victorious, there have been protests, corruption allegations, accusations of ethnic stigmatisation, and even claims by opposition politicians of a political ‘coup’.

It’s against this dramatic political backdrop that Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu begins his examination of the AKP, election systems and voting behaviour in Turkey, in his article Turkish Popular Presidential Elections: Deepening Legitimacy Issues and Looming Regime Change for the journal South European Society and Politics.

The 2015 Turkish general elections take place on June 7 and the stage looks almost certain to be set for another majority win for Erdoğan and the AKP. The key question is whether this majority will be large enough to change the Constitution and transform the powers of the presidency. As Professor Kalaycıoğlu explains, the issue at stake is potential regime change. What will this mean for the future of Turkish democracy?

*Any views expressed in this Press Release are not those of the Taylor & Francis Group.

Read the full article online:

Turkish Popular Presidential Elections: Deepening Legitimacy Issues and Looming Regime Change

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