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Rise and fall of the AKP


The Erdogan era featured an economic boom and landslide electoral victories. The economic and financial crisis opens up new scenarios for Turkey’s political future

Supporters of the AKP during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The Erdogan era featured an economic boom and landslide electoral victories. The economic and financial crisis opens up new scenarios for Turkey’s political future

The joke ‘It’s the economy, stupid!‘ which underscored Bill Clinton’s 1992 electoral campaign seems to have been the main inspiration of the AKP era, within which one can single out at least two stages: the first being the period between victorious elections of  2002 and 2011, with 2007 viewed as a major turning point when the debt with the IMF was finally expunged; and then from 2011 onwards, amid instances of  unrest such as the Gezi Park demonstrations of 2013, the failed coup of 2016 and the defeat in the administrative elections in Istanbul and Ankara in 2019.  These are two stages in which continuity, both on a political and economic front, is only apparent.

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