Municipal elections is the last stand of democracy in Turkey

  • Turkey will hold nation-wide municipal elections by end-March 2024.
  • These are extraordinary. If the governing AKP-MHP coalition led by Erdogan win major cities like Istanbul, Ankara, Mersin and Antalya,  Turkey will part with democracy.
  • It is important to understand WHY Erdogan will neutralize Turkish opposition to transition to authoritarian regime like  Putin’s Russia.
  • What do early polls tell us about potential outcomes?
  • If Erdogan wins, what are the implications for Turkey’s relations with the West? (US, EU and NATO).
  • How will Mehmet Simsek’s economici stability program be influenced by municipal election results?


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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.