Hazal Duran graduated from TOBB University of Economics and Technology Departments of International Relations and Turkish Language and Literature (double major) in 2012. She completed her MA in Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) at İstanbul Şehir University. Duran continues her doctoral studiesat Bilkent University, Department of Political Science. She works as a Research Assistant at SETA Ankara Directorate of Political Studies.
This analysis explains the March 2019 local election’s significance to Turkish politics and concentrates on the ways in which the visions of various political parties for local government have changed over the years.
It has been awhile since political parties in Turkey began preparations for the upcoming local elections. Indeed, they had already been focusing on implementing a new approach to broaden their appeal before the snap election decision.