Insight Turkey Publishes Its Latest Issue “Türkiye at the Crossroads: The 2023 Election”

We are confident that this issue of Insight Turkey entitled “Türkiye at the Crossroads: The 2023 Election” will addresses some of the issues that have been dominating the political agenda lately in Türkiye and we hope and believe that the insightful and stimulating debates raised on the issue will be helpful to our readers.

Insight Turkey has released a special issue focusing on Turkish domestic politics before the elections to be held on May 14, 2023 bringing Türkiye at an important crossroads. The winter 2023 special issue consists of 4 research articles focusing on Türkiye’s domestic politics and a rich framework of commentaries on Türkiye’s communication strategies and technological developments.

Fahrettin Altun’s commentary focuses on the efforts made to combat disinformation in Türkiye through the Directorate of Communications. In a similar vein in our second commentary, Yenal Göksun provides an overview of Türkiye’s strategic communication policy and evolution of the Turkish communication model and the current strategic communication initiatives undertaken by the Directorate of Communications. In our third on-topic commentary Serdal Temel argues that Türkiye, an emerging economy, has been attempting to improve its socioeconomic strength through the promotion of research and development (R&D), innovation, and technological development activities for the purpose of taking all the necessary steps to take advantage of new developments.

Focusing on the forthcoming elections, Cem Duran Uzun discusses Türkiye’s presidential system and the different government systems proposed by various parties before the 2023 elections. Following up, Hamit Emrah Beriş evaluates the key issues in Turkish politics before the 2023 elections by focusing on serious differences of opinion between the ruling and opposition blocs on the solution to the Türkiye’s main problems. In our next research article, Ravza Altuntaş Çakır aims to investigate the relationship between ethnic Muslim minority identity and transnational Muslim solidarity, with emphasis on HÜDA-PAR, the most organized political Islamic organization and the second largest political party in Southeast Türkiye.

This issue of Insight Turkey, thanks to the precious pieces of Hatice Karahan and Öznur Gülen Ertosun, Eldar Hasanoğlu and Oğuzhan Çagliyan, Resul Yalçın and Umair Gul, Bashkim Rrahmani and Majlinda Belegu, Nurettin Akçay and Guo Changgang, and Şafak Oğuz presents off topic research articles and commentaries enriching the scope of our special issue.

We are confident that this issue of Insight Turkey entitled “Türkiye at the Crossroads: The 2023 Election” will addresses some of the issues that have been dominating the political agenda lately in Türkiye and we hope and believe that the insightful and stimulating debates raised on the issue will be helpful to our readers.

 

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