The AKP Since Gezi Park: Moving to Regime Change in Turkey

1st Edition

Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco, Senem Aydın-Düzgit

Published July 23, 2019
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781138495562 - CAT# K350459
Series: South European Society and Politics

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While the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has dominated Turkish politics for a decade and a half, recent years have seen a qualitative change, culminating in the 2017 referendum on the move to a presidential system. This volume focuses on the later years of AKP rule after the first direct presidential election in 2014. It shows how during this period the AKP has changed the political system and societal dynamics, maintained its electoral predominance, and ultimately opened the way for regime change. This collection of key chapters offers indispensable reading for everyone who wants to understand current Turkish politics and the continued hegemony of the AKP in the country’s political life.

Chapters 2–10 previously published as articles (Vol 19: issue 2 to Vol 22: issue 3) in South European Society and Politics.

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