Assessment report by Ali Bayramoğlu: The Transformation of Turkey’s Political Equation

This assessment paper provides an analysis of the changing political situation in Turkey. Turkey is now widely considered as having entered a new era, and specific attention is therefore paid to the impact of the Kurdish dynamic in such changed circumstances. Mr Bayramoğlu outlines the new era of Turkish politics starting from the evident shift from the recent period of extensive political transformation and accompanied by a series of elections between 2014 and 2019. He then contrasts this with the forthcoming period, and the notable absence of scheduled elections until 2023. As Mr Bayramoğlu maintains, the current circumstances at the transition between eras are likely to have a great impact on the future of Turkey’s politics. This report was prepared for DPI by writer and political commentator, Ali Bayramoğlu. The views and opinions expressed in this assessment are his own and do not necessarily reflect the official position of DPI.