Distant “Restoration”: Scenarios for Turkey’s Next Government 9 juillet 2015Posted by Acturca in Turkey / Turquie.
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Bulletin PISM, no. 70 (802), 9 July 2015
The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Pinar Elman *
A month after their failure to win an outright majority in Turkey’s 7 June parliamentary elections, the president and AKP’s wounds are already healing. The AKP has won the key post of speaker of parliament, while the president is involved in shaping the next government and might be eyeing snap elections. The political parties are between a rock and a hard place. The need to prevent snap elections and ensure a sustainable coalition requires the parties to engage in risky coalitions and make compromises. The shape of the next government will have important implications, including on mega infrastructure projects, the PKK peace process, and the Turkish response to pressing challenges in its neighbourhood.
* Pinar Elman is an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
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