Laying the cornerstone for a new Turkey: The June 24 elections
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CitationAltun, F. (2018). Laying the cornerstone for a new Turkey: The June 24 elections. Insight Turkey, 20(3), 89-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.25253/99.2018203.06
On June 24, 2018, with a participation rate of more than 85 percent, Turkey elected its President and parliamentarians. While determining Turkey’s political fate, the elections were also of significant importance as they allowed for the final step of the transition to the new presidential governance system that was accepted with the April 16, 2017 referendum. This commentary aims to provide an analysis of the period from the referendum to the June 24, 2018 elections. After providing the main reasons that led to snap elections, the commentary analyses the electoral campaign strategies and the election results.