Turkish politics entered a new period after Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned from the leadership of AKParty in response to a request from President Erdoğan. He was replaced by Binali Yıldırım as chairman of the AKParty and prime minister of the country. Binali Yıldırım has quickly assumed the role of an implementer and declared Erdoğan’s quest for a presidential system as the main goal of his government. In this new period, Erdoğan will dominate the AKParty and the country more than ever, and he will push for a presidential system with all of the tools at his disposal.
In his analysis brief, “What Does Davutoğlu’s Departure Mean for the AKParty and Turkey at Large?,” Galip Dalay, research director at the Al Sharq Forum, looks into the reasons of Davutoğlu’s departure and the consequences for both Turkey and the AKParty.
In his analysis brief titled “From Unstable Stability to Stable Instability: Turkey’s Travails,” İlter Turan, emeritus professor of political science at Istanbul Bilgi University, analyzes the implications of the recent political developments for stability in Turkey.