Plus Ça Change: Turkey and the Upcoming Elections
Turkey’s June elections failed to give any one of the parliamentary parties a majority. After attempts to form a coalition government failed, Turkey scheduled new elections for November 1, but among ordinary Turks, there was little enthusiasm for them. Unless there is a totally unexpected turn of events, the greatest probability is another split parliament that will make rule by coalition necessary. The difficulties that each coalition possibility harbors may mean a long, drawn-out process of coalition forming. After the elections, we might see that nothing much has change at all.
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