Surprising Election Results Uncover New Turkey

The Global Observatory - Jun 17, 2015

“On June 7, is there going to be a new Turkey?” asked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu days before the election at one of the largest rallies of supporters for the ruling AKP party. The people answered with a deafening, “Yes!” and they were right— the results of the general election uncovered a new Turkey. However, what was uncovered is quite different from what Mr. Davutoğlu, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and other leaders of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) had in mind”. Eduard Soler, research coordinator at CIDOB.

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