Ziya Öniş

Ziya Öniş is professor of international political economy and former director of the Center for Research on Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koç University in Istanbul.

April 2016, Volume 27, Issue 2

Turkey’s Two Elections: The AKP Comes Back

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.