Early election in Turkey most likely means new coalition government – analyst

15 October 2015

EFD Senior Policy Adviser, Dr Demir Murat Seyrek, is interviewed by Azerbaijan's Trend News Agency on the upcoming 1 November elections in Turkey. In the interview, Dr Seyrek predicts that Turkey's election will likely result in the creation of a grand new coalition government between the currently governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People's Party (CHP). Dr Seyrek does not rule out the possibility of other options, including the formation of a minority government, for instance. However, due to large differences that remain between the CHP and the People's Democratic Party (HDP), he admits that other coalition options seem less likely. While it is difficult to foresee a stable long-term coalition government, due to the highly polarized political scene in Turkey, Dr Seyrek provides optimism by stating that a coalition with a clear agenda could have the potential to change the current situation and bring back political, economic and social stability to Turkey.

The article is in English and can be read here.