Duvar English

Journalist Murat Yetkin wrote in his last piece that a possibility that Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) might enter a period of implosion, without being able to carry its own weight any longer might be looming.

“In physics, demolition of a structure can take place in two ways: an explosion, i.e. outwards or implosion, i.e. inwards. In politics, the first way is what we call a revolution, while the second would mean a rather quick failure in governance and loss of control over developments. An example for that second probability was seen in Turkey when the 1999 coalition between the Democratic Left Party (DSP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Motherland Party (ANAP) had lost control and effect before eventually disintegrating following the 2001 economic crisis and the quick developments that ensued. Thankfully, the process that had brought down the government of the day resolved with a democratic handover following the 2002 elections; a new parliament comprised of AKP and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was set up and the country entered into a period of recovery,” Yetkin argued in his piece.

Murat Yetkin’s article on his personal blog can be reached here.