Is Turkey heading towards democracy development? : A Case Study of Democratization process in Turkey

University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

Author: Rudaw Hama; [2022]

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Abstract: Is Turkey heading towards democracy development? According to many analysts andresearchers, it is debated how the democratic development in Turkey after the 2016 coup hasaffected the country's political system and created many challenges and problems for thecountry's democratic development. The purpose of this study is to look at Turkey'sdemocratic development after the 2016 coup through observations, as there have been majorpolitical changes in the country. This thesis applies a case study based on a qualitative textanalysis where through various observations, attempts to find out Turkey’s direction in termsof its democratic development after the 2016 coup. This essay applies Larry Diamond’sdemocratic theory which presents and discusses external and internal factors that affectdemocracy development. The study is based on the research question: What problems andobstacles does democracy encounter in Turkey in the process of moving towards democracydevelopment? Based on Larry Diamond's external and internal factors, it is revealed thatTurkey has faced various challenges and problems after the failed military coup in 2016.Furthermore, based on the analysis of this work, it is revealed that after the 2016 coup,Turkey's political system has been strongly affected and the development of fundamentalhuman and democratic rights in the country have sharply deteriorated.

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