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The Presidential System in Turkey

Opportunities and Obstacles


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Battal Yilmaz
    Pages 1-12
  3. Battal Yilmaz
    Pages 13-30
  4. Battal Yilmaz
    Pages 43-73
  5. Battal Yilmaz
    Pages 75-90
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 91-106

About this book


This book explores the opportunities and obstacles to a presidential system in Turkey as proposed by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). Since the formation of Turkey's parliamentary system in 1909, there have been many attempts to replace it with an elected executive branch. After the referendum for constitutional amendment to elect the president by the people in 2007 and the elections of 2014, these discussions have increased in intensity. The author explores these debates chronologically and discusses the broader theoretical framework of these different government systems. He also adds a comparative analysis of elections and democratic transition between Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ahi Evran UniversityKırşehirTurkey

About the authors

Battal Yilmaz is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey. His research focuses on Military Coups in Turkey, Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Legislative-Executive Relations, Party Presidency, and Presidential Systems.        

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