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Is there hope for democracy in Turkey?

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Turkeys president Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a new challenge in the form a newly founded nationalist party. Meral Aksener, the leader of the Good party aspires to top Erdogan in the presidential election in 2019. Many, in Turkey and abroad, believe that she is the only politician that could beat Erdogan. But what are her chances? How firm is Erdogans grip, both on state power and on the electorate? And what are the prospects of Turkish democracy if the alternative to the authoritarian Islamic right is a Turkish nationalist right?

Participating in the panel:

Bilge Yabancı, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS)

Helin Sahin, Programme Manager Turkey, Olof Palme International Center

Halil Karaveli, ISDP Senior Fellow with the Turkey Center of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center and editor of its publication The Turkey Analyst.

Svante Cornell, Director of ISDP

The Institute for Security and Development Policy is a Stockholm-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy organization. ISDP is dedicated to expanding understanding of international affairs, focusing on the inter-relationship between security, conflict, and development.

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