Gulay Icoz


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Political power feels GOOD—Orban and Kaczynski will not risk losing the GRIP.

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When Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister and the leader of Fidesz (Hungarian Civic Alliance), lost the General Elections in 2002, his advisor of the time Jozsef Debreczeni said Orban had drawn one conclusion from this election result: “This democracy thing, where power can slip so quickly from you, was no good.” Despite gaining 13 […]

New Beginnings in Turkey post-Istanbul Mayoral elections or Not

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I have not commented on Turkish politics for a while now for I thought not much is changing in Turkey since 2013, except there has been a constant and continuous democratic backsliding and the reign of the Justice and Development Party for almost two decades. What today’s Istanbul Mayoral election result represents is a critical […]

#EP2019—Insights from Poland: the PiS vs the Coalition Europe (IV)

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As Poland is heading for a General Elections in the Autumn this year, both the governing and opposition political parties are treating the European Parliament election, that is only weeks away, as secondary to the General Elections. Yes, both sides are running a campaign to mobilise their activists and supporters to increase their share of […]

#EP2019—Brexit Delay and the Suspension of Fidesz (II)

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Nine weeks away from the European Parliament elections, Brexit and the suspension of Fidesz from the European People’ Party has been worthwhile developments to pay attention to in the context of the EP elections campaigns. The evening of the 20th of March and the following day have been critical moments for both the British and […]

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