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Turkey’s repeat elections in November are unlikely to ease the country’s political tensions

Öney, Sezin (2015) Turkey’s repeat elections in November are unlikely to ease the country’s political tensions. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Turkey will hold elections on 1 November, with the campaign being marred by a bomb attack during a political rally in Ankara on 10 October which killed almost 100 people. Sezin Öney writes that the election, which follows an earlier election in June that failed to produce a majority for any one party, is unlikely to ease growing political tensions in the country. She argues that Turkish society is now increasingly polarised over the influence of Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as well as the issue of the country’s Kurdish population, following a resumption of hostilities between Turkey’s security forces and the Kurdish PKK group since July.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70927

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