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The main Turkish political parties have released their manifestos for the 24 June election. We compare their pledges in some policy areas here.
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Major political issues
The parties’ policies on OHAL (olağanüstü hal), the state of emergency introduced in the wake of the coup attempt in July 2016.
Over a hundred journalists are in prison in Turkey. The parties have differing assessments of what that means for press freedom.
● We introduced the rule “thought expressions made to criticise are not a crime” (p25)
● The state broadcaster TRT is a drain on public resources and will be sold. (p12-13)
The parties have different plans for the pressing question of judicial independence in Turkey
● Reform the Constitutional Court
● Introduce different categories of prison for use before and after a conviction.(p17-18)
Turkey face soaring interest rates and a tumbling lira against the US dollar. Here’s how the parties want to manage that.
The parties have competing proposals to help the millions burdened by credit card and bank loan debt.
A feature of Turkish elections for decades, the bane of established and Kurdish parties and a boon for larger populist movements. But do the parties want it to stay?
The Yüksek Seçim Kurulu (YSK) is the body responsible for planning, running and scrutinising Turkey’s elections. Some parties think it needs reform.
Some parties have pledged to allow Turkish expatriates to elect MPs to represent their interests in the future
Turkey’s east and southeastern region, predominantly populated by Kurds, is far poorer and less developed than the rest of the country. The parties differ on how to fix this – and on whether the inhabitants should be called Kurds at all.
Universities in Turkey are highly centralised with Yükseköğretim Kurulu (YÖK) retaining sweeping powers, including control of faculties and classes. Some parties think it needs reform.