Turkey on the Eve of Uncertainty

By Evangelos Areteos

On the night of June 7th Turkey will enter a new and unmapped area where the main characteristics will be political tensions and uncertainty coupled with widespread feelings of defiance and change.

Regardless of the results of the ballot box, Turkey will be introduced into a swinging period: the country could oscillate between political/parliamentary uncertainty and civil unrest, while the newly emerged psychology of change and defiance could be swinging from constructive cold bloodiness to maximalist introversion.

During the next two to three years, Turkey will experience a major accentuation of the already in progress political and social transformations, re-equilibrations and transitions that from now on will be materializing within an overwhelming atmosphere of constant change and uncertainty.

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