International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Informative Article | Political Science | Turkey | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Democracy to Dictatorship: Lessons from Turkey 2023 Presidential Election

Abdullah Murat Tuncer [9]

Abstract: The ruling party has transformed the country from democracy to autocracy in 20 years (Tuncer 2022, DOI: 10.55559). Meanwhile, it has fallen into a severe economic crisis due to the collapse of its institutions and corruption. In the last 20 years, the Justice and Development Party has caused severe damage on many issues (Adar, 2021); Parliament Weakened, Undermining Local Government, Increasing Dysfunctionality of the Judiciary, A Largely Paralysed Bureaucracy, and Deteriorating Quality of Institutions. The opposite, the country's disaster due to mismanagement, has also been experienced in the example of Turkey. This article summarizes what the rude, greedy, illiberal, and ignorant rulers have doneto a country and democracy. This article reveals how a dictator's regime can advance, how democracy can be disregarded by making fake elections, how unlawful attempts can be made, how the opposition can be organized and achieved despite all these illegal interventions, and a lesson can be drawn from similar situations believe that this study will make a serious contribution to behavioral political science and how democracy is murdered, as an example of Turkey.

Keywords: Democracy, Opposition, Presidential Election, Good Governance, Autocracy, Transparency, Corruption, Election, Dictatorship

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 45 - 62

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