Assessment report : The Beginning of the Presidential Era and Turkey’s Future

This report provides an assessment of Turkey’s political landscape following the June 2018 parliamentary and presidential elections and reflects on the implications of these post-election balances for Turkey’s politics, its potential trajectory, and critical challenges such as the Kurdish issue. Following an analysis of the sociological and political implications of the elections, including a detailed analysis of voter patterns and profiles, the report goes on to discuss the political meaning of the election results and the first presidential acts following the shift from a parliamentary to presidential system. The report is the latest in a series prepared for DPI by prominent writer, columnist and former Wise Persons’ Committee Member, Ali Bayramoğlu. The views and opinions expressed in this assessment are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of DPI.