Election podcast #3: Is Turkey’s oldest nationalist party in trouble?

The MHP rejects a joint electoral list with the AK Party. Is that a show of confidence, or concealing weakness?
Kavra episode 3: Devlet Bahçeli

MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli, perhaps the only Turkish politician who doesn’t understand how threads work on Twitter, announces in a series of tweets that his party will not run a joint list with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK Party.

Instead, the MHP will stand its own candidates in each of Turkey’s 87 electoral districts.

Is that a show of confidence, or is the party in more trouble than he’s letting on?

Kavra is a daily election podcast ahead of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary election on 14 May 2023.

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