The leader of the opposition in Turkey argues that following the 2016 coup attempt and the subsequent response from the government, a number of decisive initiatives are now required to safeguard the country’s development.

Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, Chairperson, Republican People's Party (CHP), Turkey
Chair: Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House

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Overview

The leader of the opposition in Turkey argues that following the 2016 coup attempt and the subsequent response from the government - including mass arrests and suspensions of military personnel, judiciary and civil servants - a number of decisive initiatives are now required to safeguard the country’s development and influence on the world stage. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu sets out his party’s strategy to achieve political stability and economic prosperity for Turkey. He presents the case that democracy can only be advanced in Turkey by reversing the constitutional amendments of April 2017. He further argues that the current government’s policies have caused damage to Turkey’s relations with its international allies and that the path towards EU membership must be urgently revived.

More information at Democracy and Stability in Turkey