Identity politics or national identity debate?

Turkey never ceases to debate “identity politics” around elections. In previous elections, political parties tapped …

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  • Concentrating on the results of the June 24 elections in Turkey, I temporarily turned a blind eye to Western media's coverage of this historic vote.

  • As one of the most controversial debate topics in the elections period, the Kurdish vote has become a hot topic of conversation once again. While the major preferences of Kurdish voters had been between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the previous elections, it is expected that the competition will come true again between these parties. Nonetheless, it is important to evaluate the main motivations behind the voting preferences of Kurdish people.

  • The June 24 election is all about the institutionalization of the presidential system and deciding who is best suited to carry Turkey into the future

  • The Turkish people will choose a leader who will skillfully manage the country in a rapidly changing and unpredictable global system, in which even historical allies are turning against one another

  • The CHP and HDP are trying to hand in hand to prevent the Turkish government from increasing its fight against the PKK and FETÖ terrorist groups