Ali Aslan

Ali Aslan

Researcher, Domestic Policy, İstanbul
Studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, USA, where he received his PhD in 2012. He works as a researcher at Foreign Policy desk at SETA Istanbul. His academic interests include international historical sociology, Turkish foreign policy and international politics.
  • Below the iceberg, Gülenism has a real face, a dark obscurantist zeal for world domination, in terms of its goals, and the path chosen to achieve them contradicts almost everything that is Western. As this Janus-faced structure of the Gülenists unfolds, the interests and ideals of the West will fall apart.
  • Presidentialism is a democratic government system; ideally, it will not allow for the violation of the rule of law.
  • Opposition parties vehemently objected to the proposal of a presidential system, arguing that it will lead Turkey to an authoritarian, one-man regime. But upon close inspection, it can be seen that a presidential system is not necessarily authoritarian or undemocratic.