Spatial analysis of contemporary Turkish elections: a comprehensive approach

2017-01-01
This study offers a comprehensive approach to spatial analysis of parliamentary elections in Turkey since 2002. Using advanced spatial models, we find that electoral competitiveness and concentration mostly stabilized in the Western subprovinces whereas they are still in flux in the Eastern and Southern regions. There is an increasing level of geographically dependent concentration and competitiveness in recent elections, particularly in the 2015 elections (June and November). Our analyses also show that while the ruling AKP party has become the party of all regions, its competitors (CHP, MHP, and HDP) exhibit a narrowing geographical appeal.
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Citation Formats
İ. C. Özen, “Spatial analysis of contemporary Turkish elections: a comprehensive approach,” TURKISH STUDIES, pp. 358–377, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37950.