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Political Parties Gear Up for Turkey’s 2023 Elections

As Turkey approaches its 100th anniversary as a republic, it is gearing up for the next elections set to take place in 2023, which will mark the centennial milestone. While a lot can happen between now and then, political parties are already preparing for what promises to be a highly contested race.

Turkey is currently led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power since 2014. His AK Party, or Justice and Development Party, has been in power since 2002 and has won every election since then. However, the party’s popularity has been declining in recent years, and it suffered a significant blow in the 2019 local elections when it lost control of the major cities of Istanbul and Ankara.

Erdogan has said that he intends to lead the AK Party in the upcoming elections, but he will face strong opposition from other parties. The main opposition party is the Republican People’s Party (CHP), which has been in existence for almost a century and is the country’s oldest political party. Its leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has been in charge of the party since 2010 and has repeatedly challenged Erdogan to a debate.

Another opposition party is the Good Party (IYI Party), which was established in 2017 by former members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Its leader, Meral Aksener, is a former Interior Minister and has been a vocal critic of Erdogan’s policies.

A newer party, the Future Party, was founded in 2019 by former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who broke away from the AK Party after disagreeing with Erdogan’s leadership style. The party seeks to appeal to disaffected conservative voters who are disillusioned with the AK Party.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is also expected to participate in the elections, although it faces legal challenges due to accusations of ties to Kurdish militants.

As the parties gear up for the elections, some key issues are likely to dominate the campaign, including the economy, democracy, and Turkey’s role in the world. The country has been facing economic challenges, including high inflation and unemployment, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation. There are also concerns about press freedom and human rights, with some critics accusing Erdogan of authoritarian tendencies. And as Turkey finds itself increasingly at odds with Western countries, its foreign policy will also be a topic of discussion.

One thing is certain: the 2023 elections will be a critical moment in Turkey’s history, and the outcome could have far-reaching implications for the country and the region. As the parties prepare for what promises to be a fierce contest, the eyes of the world will be watching.

ACM Cyprus

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