Meral Akşener
Ağustos 18, 2020

How Populist Zeitgeist Controls Turkish Electoral Campaign 2018

The new elections in Turkey is displaying strong populist rhetoric that is invoked by all major candidates in order to win popular support. These four political leaders’ electoral campaigns rely on populist language, glorifying the role of the people and illustrating their superiority. As the snap elections of June 24th approach, the populist tune in Turkish politics becomes the remarkable characteristic of the electoral campaign. In a country, used as the textbook example for populism or competitive authoritarianism, the competition between […]