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Nothing will come from the AKP

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I’ve written numerous times that both the Justice and Development Party (AKP’s) narrative and the party itself are on the verge of wearing out. I’ve said that the AKP has sustained a transformation to where it can no longer be considered a party. Regarding its coalition with the Nationalist Action Party (MHP), I’ve said that if any party is going to disintegrate as a result of this coalition, it will be the AKP, and that it will be finished off before the MHP. When I started to write and say these things, I wasn’t referring to a future or a possibility, but to a process that has started and is currently in progress. Of course, there have been many people that have shared the same foresights and have made similar evaluations for both the same and different reasons. Very valuable analyses have arisen, some based on the economic background in Turkey and the rest of the world, some based on the dynamics of society, and some based on international balances. Some interpretations have tried to remain objective by following available statistics and trends, others by following exceedingly optimistic expectations. Beginning from a variety of starting dates, turning points at which the AKP government has created crises for both itself and the country have been identified.

Throughout the period in which these evaluations have been made and heavily debated (the past decade) there have been a total of 11 elections including referendums, presidential, parliamentary and local elections. Those who atrribute extra significance between the number of votes a party is able to get in an election and the destruction of its political organization and the end of its existence have used the results of all of these elections to criticize the notion that the AKP was in a crisis. Factions both close to the ruling party and opposed to it—for different reasons—have said that the AKP........

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