Nationalism and piety dominate Turkey’s election
June 22, 2018 10.11pm BST
Turkey goes to the polls to vote for president and parliament on Sunday.
As a scholar of the history and politics of the Middle East, I believe the most striking feature of the campaign is the ideological uniformity displayed by the main parties and their presidential candidates. With the exception of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party, candidates espouse strong sentiments of activist nationalism, Muslim piety or, sometimes, both.
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