An analysis of the prospects of the JDP government in Turkey
The recent elections in Turkey came at a time of deep economical insecurity. Accordingly, the success of the victorious Justice and Development Party has been down to economical, rather than ideological considerations of the voters. In addition, the party’s Islamic roots have been softened towards a mainstream centre-right agenda, in tune with Turkey’s secular traditions. But how will this single-party majority government fare and what is to be expected for the countries’ possible future in the European Union?