On June 24, Turkey’s citizens will vote in two crucial elections; one to elect their president and one to elect members of the Turkish parliament in a single round of voting. Some polls show that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority. Both elections will be held sixteen months earlier than the normal voting schedule and under a prolonged state of emergency. Many view this as a preemptive move by Erdoğan, to win ballots ahead of difficult times for the Turkish economy.
Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak will analyze the potential results and its ramifications on Turkey, Israel, and the region.Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is a researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and an expert on contemporary Turkish politics and society. He is the co-editor of Turkeyscope and a member of the Middle East Network Analysis Desk. He is a frequent guest on Israeli and international media, where he regularly appears to discuss contemporary Turkish issues.