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Turkey’s presidential election offers a key opportunity for the Kurdish minority to exert pressure on the Turkish government

Gunes, Cengiz (2014) Turkey’s presidential election offers a key opportunity for the Kurdish minority to exert pressure on the Turkish government. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (09 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Turkey will hold its first ever direct presidential election on 10 August. Cengiz Gunes writes on the role of the country’s Kurdish minority in the vote. He argues that while Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a strong favourite to win the election, with the pro-Kurdish candidate Selahattin Demirtaş only likely to claim third place, the Kurdish support base could be crucial if the election goes to a second round of voting. This could allow the Kurdish population to leverage their influence over Erdoğan‘s government and potentially gain political concessions.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71846

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