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ITS Lecture: "Turkey's Political Opposition:
 The Republican People's Party and the 2011 Elections"

January 16, 2013 12:30pm-2:00pm
Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Washington, DC
Speakers: Sinan Ciddi (Georgetown University), Berk Esen (Cornell University)


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The word 'change' has been synonymous with the founding party of Turkey since the introduction of its 'left of center' ideological opening in 1964. The primary task of the new Kilicdaroglu administration focuses on instigating change and reform to pull the CHP out of its electoral demise and make it a credible governing alternative to the incumbent AKP. Taking stock of recent developments, this talk seeks to answer several questions:

  • What is the Kılıçdaroğlu administration trying to 'change' about the CHP?
  • To what extent do these changes strengthen/weaken the CHP's electability in the eyes of voters?

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