Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on June 18, 2023, will be a notable juncture point. These elections will determine the country’s future and direction, and are therefore not only significant for domestic politics, but also at the international level as regards Turkey’s capacity to serve as a global actor. During these elections, the opposition will take on the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to gain political power after two decades of AKP rule. They will only have a chance of success if they propose a strong candidate to challenge Erdoğan.
Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2022): The 2023 Elections in Turkey. Can the Opposition Challenge Erdoğan and the AKP?, PRIF Spotlight 10/2022, Frankfurt/M., DOI: 10.48809/prifspot2210.