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Is the Turkish Opposition Really an Alternative?

More specifically, if the AK Party-MHP ruling bloc convinces the electorate that it’s loss of power will impair the fight against terrorism (PKK, FETO and DAESH) and deteriorate the country’s economy, which had recently taken a downturn, it will guarantee the election victory.

Trump’s Double “Conflation” Problem

At this point I should underscore that for years Turkey has been a safe haven not just to Syrian Arabs and Turkmens -and other ethnicities-, but also hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds, who fled the brutal Syrian regime and terrorist organizations such as the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian wing, which Trump and major international media outlets are outrageously happy to equate with Kurdish-ness.

Does Turkey have a brain and wealth drain problem?

It is true that the fight against the PKK terror inside and outside Turkey, and the dismantling of FETO (the terror organization which had infiltrated the state and perpetrated a bloody coup on 15 July 2016) members from the state have damaged, to an extent the country’s democracy.