Who won Turkey? Implications from ErdoÄŸan's snap elections

By On June 08, 2018

Who won Turkey? Implications from ErdoÄŸan's snap elections

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called snap presidential and parliamentary elections for June 24. Following the failed coup attempt in July 2016, the constitutional referendum in April 2017 that approved a more powerful executive presidency, and recent economic turbulence, Turkish politics have become increasingly volatile. Recent polls suggest it is likely that Erdoğan will win the presidency in a run-off, but his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will lose its majority in parliament. What would be the domestic, economic, and foreign policy implications of such a mixed result? And what would a renewed mandate for Erdoğan mean for Turkey’s democracy, economy, and relations with the United States and Europe?

To address the outcome of the elections and its wide-ranging implications, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will convene an expert panel on Wednesday, June 27. The panel will feature Ali Çarkoğlu, professor in political science at Koç University; Charles Johnston, BIAC executive board vice chair and managing director of international government affairs at Citi; Amanda Sloat, Robert Bosch senior fellow at Brookings; and Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Turkey Project at Brookings. The discussion will be moderated by Karen DeYoung, associate editor and senior national security correspondent for The Washington Post.


Ali Çarkoğlu

Professor in Political Science - Koç University


Charles R. Johnston

BIAC Executive Board Vice Chair and Managing Director, International Government Affairs - Citi

Kemal KiriÅŸci

TÃœSÄ°AD Senior Fellow - For eign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

Director - The Turkey Project


Amanda Sloat

Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

TwitterA_Sloat Moderator

Karen DeYoung

Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent - The Washington Post

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