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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Güneş, Aysun; Yıldırım, Erdoğan; Department of Sociology (2014)
The aim of this thesis is to understand the democracy in the discourse of Justice and Development Party (JDP). This is done by examining the discourse of democracy within the frame of JDP‟s conservative democratic identity. JDP makes a separation as old and the new Turkey and claims that JDP government represents the new Turkey. Therefore, this thesis tries to explain which elements the discourse of democracy includes and excludes on the basis of the separation between old and the new Turkey.
Turkey as BODY POLITIC: A comparative perspective on body-related metaphors from Turkish, British, and American political news discourse
EFEOĞLU, ESRANUR; Işık Güler, Hale (2017-07-01)
This study investigates the body politic conceptualization of Turkey in political discourse. A corpus-driven Critical Metaphor Analysis is carried out on the corpus of Political Discourse (POLDIS) which consists of political news articles from Turkish, British and American newspapers. The source domains of "BODY", "LIFE", and "HEALTH" are mapped into the target domain: "TURKEY". The manifested general metaphor "A COUNTRY IS AN ANIMATE BEING" and its sub-metaphors are described for both languages. The compar...
A Political economic account for social democracy in turkey during the 1990’s
Kurt, Taylan; Ayata, Ayşe; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2017)
This thesis aims to evaluate the crisis of Turkey’s social democracy, whose ideological orientation has been evaluated within history of the Republican People’s Party, during the 1990’s. Throughout the thesis, historical evolution of social democracy until the end of 20th century both in Europe and Turkey according to reconciliation of labor and capital is examined. Besides the transformation of Turkey’s social democracy by consideration of change in production and class relations during the neoliberal era;...
Crisis of Turkish parliamentary democracy through Carl schmitt : 1971-1980
Bulut, Dolunay; Çırakman Deveci, Aslı; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2013)
This thesis examines the political conditions of Turkey from March 12 1971 to September 12 1980 with the use of Carl Schmitt’s concept of the political, critique of parliamentary democracy and concept of partisan to analyze the relation between main political actors of the period. The main theme of this study is how the friend and enemy distinction would be produced in the interactions of the parliament, the military and partisan and which concepts would be applied to define the friend and enemy. This study...
Turkey's Public Sector Finances and EU Perspective
Merih, Celasun (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2005-12)
In contrast to the sharpened policy preferences for sustainable public finances in the EU, Turkey’s post-1990 policy process did not feature a credible political commitment to fiscal consolidation. Turkey postponed the fundamental change in its macroeconomic and public finance strategy until the early 2000s, and undertook these reforms only after experiencing a severe financial crisis. This paper reviews the patterns of fiscal adjustment against the backdrop of the main macroeconomic trends in the 1990s and...
Citation Formats
D. İşçi, “TURKEY’S PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE SYSTEM: REACTIONS FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTIES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.