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Yavuz Baydar

Yavuz Baydar is a senior journalist and analyst in Turkish and international media. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of Ahval News and served as Turkey’s first independent news ombudsman between 1999-2013.

Articles By Yavuz Baydar

Turkish Elections: A Final Referendum on Erdogan’s Republic By Yavuz Baydar - Jan 30, 2023

With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan setting voting day for May 14, Turkey’s polarized political landscape is braced for the most critical, dramatic elections in the country’s history. Coinciding with the republic’s centennial, the choice of nearly 53 million voters feels existential: They will decide whether or not to approve – in final terms – Erdogan’s drive toward an extremely centralized system of … Continue reading “Turkish Elections: A Final Referendum on Erdogan’s Republic”