List of Turkey Votes articles
FP contributors provide a guide to the issues at stake as the country goes to the polls.
How Erdogan’s Supporters Are Thinking About the Runoffs
As Turkey's centennial nears, its founding secularism may no longer be in fashion—but nationalism is.
Erdogan Is a Key Player in Ukraine—on Both Sides
Why Ukrainians are ambivalently watching Turkey’s election.
Adam Tooze: Why in Turkey It’s Not the Economy, Stupid
Erdogan’s monetary policy is a disaster, but Turks keep voting for him.
Why Turkey Experts Got the Election All Wrong
Erdogan’s better-than-expected showing is a reminder that hope isn’t analysis.
Erdogan’s Support Is Shakiest in Turkey’s Quake Belt
Millions of voters return to shattered towns hoping for a new president this weekend.
Rigging the Vote Won’t Be Easy for Erdogan
Ahead of Turkey’s election, civil society organizations have mobilized a record number of volunteers to monitor and protect the polls.
The Other Turkish Voters Who Could Be Crucial
Diaspora voters in Germany and elsewhere backed Erdogan overwhelmingly last time around. Will they deliver for him again?
How Turkey’s Opposition Seeks to Swing Diaspora Voters
In communities abroad, the Erdogan regime has a head start. Democratic activists are responding to repression with mobilization.
‘New Turks’ Are All in for Erdogan
Afghans, Syrians, and others have been given Turkish citizenship. They’ll say thanks at the polls.
Yes, Erdogan’s Rule Might Actually End This Weekend
Elections still matter in Turkey, and not every strongman is strong.
Is this the End of Turkey’s Erdogan?
How to understand one of the most important elections of 2023.
What You Need to Know Ahead of Turkey’s Election
The opposition could win. But what happens if Erdogan loses?
Turkey’s Elections Won’t Be Free or Fair
But the opposition could still win.
6 Books That Explain Turkey
FP contributors’ top titles to make sense of the country ahead of its most important election
What Happens When a Turkish President Loses an Election? No One Knows.
Erdogan has few role models for how to peacefully concede power.
Turkey’s Opposition Can’t Win Without the Working Class
Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s abandonment of the left and his embrace of allies’ neoliberal economics could cost him the election.
What if Kemal Kilicdaroglu Wins Turkey’s Election?
It seems that only an act of God could dislodge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Maybe the Feb. 6 earthquake was just that.
Turkey’s Still Dealing With the Aftershocks—of Erdogan’s Economy
With elections on the horizon, Turkey is trying to stabilize its currency while also dealing with the economic aftershocks of a traumatic earthquake.