Opposition for the sake of opposition Polarized Pluralism in Turkish Politics

This article examines the current state of Turkish politics and the positions of the two main opposition parties—the Republican People's Party and Nationalist Action Party--on the major issues. The article argues that rather than formulating alternative sociopolitical and economic policies, both opposition parties partake in a merely partisan debate. This in turn partly discredits them as engaging in unconstructive criticism for their own political gain.
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Citation Formats
Ö. Şenyuva, “Opposition for the sake of opposition Polarized Pluralism in Turkish Politics,” Meria Journal, pp. 0–0, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/80669.