Turkey’s Two Elections: The AKP Comes Back

Article
April 2016

In power since 2002, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seemed as if it might be losing its hold when Turkish voters went to the polls in June 2015. Yet that “hung election” gave way to another contest in November, and the AKP came roaring back.

Turkey at the Polls: New Path Emerges

Article
April 2003

The recent parliamentary victory of the AKP represents a new political course that holds enormous potential for Turkish democracy.