In the first installment of the Glances on Turkey, Evangelos Areteos explains the relationship between Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II's role in history and his cultural heritage in today's Turkey, where Abdulhamid II has become an integral part of populist mobilization.
In this second report on the Turkish electorate, Evangelos Areteos explains the relationship between the opposition and the undecided, and the reasons why disaffected voters steer away from the opposition.
This work focuses on society, religion, and the testing of the Islamist mobilization in Turkey. It examines the reasons behind voters’ disaffection, with a particular focus on the more conservative and religious elements in society.
While highlighting the challenges Turkish foreign policy in Africa faces, Evangelos Areteos also makes a case of this policy being a combination of "public diplomacy and visionary strategic pragmatism". This combination has led to a new paradigm in Turkish foreign policy.
Recently, AKP and Erdogan have been facing challenges from their own backward, the “huzursuz muhafazakarlar” - the “restless conservatives”. This group's actions put into question how long the dominant narrative of Turkey’s grandeur can remain sustainable.