IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(3): 252-257 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.463

The Development of Democratic Consolidation in Turkey Since 2000s

M. Yıldırım
Abstract—Turkey had its first experience of democracy in the 1950 elections. Later on, however, the country failed to achieve democratic consolidation because of 3 military coups, allowing the elements of military guardianship to cast a shadow on the political regime. With democracy efforts predominantly seen under stable, single party governments, Turkey has regained a positive momentum in terms of democracy, especially following the 2002 elections. This study will outline the elements of military guardianship, and set light to the structural reforms aimed at eliminating it after 2002.

Index Terms—Democracy, guardianship, tutelage, military, coup.

M. Yıldırım is with the Pamukkale University Turkey (e-mail: yildirimmutlu@hotmail.com).

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Cite: M. Yıldırım, " The Development of Democratic Consolidation in Turkey Since 2000s," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 252-257, 2015.

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