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No hope in Turkey

Bechev, Dimitar (2017) No hope in Turkey. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Apr 2017). Website.

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There is no silver lining to be sought in the aftermath of the Turkish constitutional referendum, suggests Dimitar Bechev. Erdoğan thrives on polarisation: the pattern of labelling those who do not support him as ‘traitors’ will continue for the foreseeable future. The relative success of the ‘No’ vote in the big urban centres must have hurt Erdoğan, but the near 50 per cent who opposed the current president at the ballot box on this occasion are not a homogenous group and it would be a surprise if a viable opposition candidate emerges.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:56

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