Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’ Amid Shifting Politics

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Further Analysis of Polling Results

Introduction and summary

From the outside, Turkey has the hallmarks of a consolidating authoritarian regime.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan exercises near absolute control through the parliamentary majority of his Justice and Development Party (AKP), his influence over a politicized judiciary, and a stranglehold on news media and political dissent.

Turkish National flags and CCTV cameras and spikers seen in the main roundabout of Kumluca. On Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in Kumluka, Turkey. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Turkish National flags and CCTV cameras and spikers seen in the main roundabout of Kumluca.
On Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in Kumluka, Turkey. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

President Erdoğan was further granted expansive emergency powers by Turkish Parliament in the wake of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.

These factors have…

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