political competition in Turkey

  • The AKP in Turkey: Interior Politics and Foreign Issues

    Author: Paweł Sus
    Institution: University of Wrocław (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2012
    Source: Show
    Pages: 222-247
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2012010
    PDF: ppsy/41/ppsy2012010.pdf

    The purpose of this paper is to make a contribution to the understanding of the domestic patterns of the political competition in Turkey. Moreover, the paper will also focus on the new doctrine of Turkish foreign policy implemented after the electoral victory of the pro-Islamic Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP) in November 2002. In this article the AKP political platform is analyzed as a moderate pro-Islamic party because of its past connections with the Islamic National Outlook Movement of Necmettin Erbakan. In literature on the topic, all the Islamic political parties were connected to the political thought of N. Erbakan and known as the organizations of the National Outlook Movement tradition (Milli Görüş Hareketi). It should be noted that on this point, the first party was the National Order Party (Milli Nizam Partisi), second, the National Salvation Party (Milli Selamet Partisi), third the Welfare Party (Refah Partisi) and fourth the Virtue Party (Fazilet Partisi).

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