Türkiye’s Pivotal Elections
With the pivotal presidential and parliamentary elections in Türkiye only a few days away, the political climate is intensifying. The People’s Alliance and the Nation Alliance are embroiled in a stiff competition, each striving to secure a majority in the Turkish Parliament. Adding to the high stakes, incumbent President Erdogan faces a challenge from the main opposition’s Kilicdaroglu and ATA’s Ogan. Memleket Party’s Ince, on the other hand, has unexpectedly withdrawn from the race, rendering the outcome of the elections even more unpredictable. The upcoming elections carry far-reaching consequences, poised to shape the nation’s political landscape for the next five years and define its economic outlook as well as national security. The outcome will also have critical foreign policy implications for the regions surrounding Türkiye.
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to convene a panel of experts to shed light on the forthcoming Turkish elections, explore the candidates’ chances of success, and discuss potential outcomes.
Burhanettin Duran, General Coordinator at The SETA Foundation
İlnur Çevik, Presidential Chief Advisor
Kilic Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC