TURKEY'S PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE SYSTEM: REACTIONS FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTIES

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2021-9-7
İşçi, Didem
This thesis aims to examine Turkey's switch to the presidential executive system from the perspective of opposition parties. In this regard, the discourses of the Republican People’s Party, the Good Party, and the People’s Democratic Party, which are the opposition parties that have a parliamentary group in the Turkish Grand National Assembly are studied with the qualitative content analysis methodology. Moreover, three other minor political parties such as the Felicity Party, the Democracy and Progress Party and the Future Party are also briefly evaluated. The study reveals that despite the different ideologies and party programs of the opposition parties, a common counter-discourse has been developed against the new system and these parties see the replacement of the current system with a strengthened parliamentary one as their first priority. However, in their criticisms and suggestions, we see the reflections of their diverse ideological orientations.

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D. İşçi, “TURKEY’S PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE SYSTEM: REACTIONS FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTIES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.