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Turkey: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

AKP

Party for Justice and Development
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Government

AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 266 MPs.

AKP espouses conservative and Islamic conservative values. The party advocates for a stronger role of Islam in Turkish society and emphasizes the importance of family values.

MHP

Party of the Nationalist Movement
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Government

MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi) is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 50 MPs.

MHP espouses nationalist and conservative values. The party emphasizes the importance of national identity and sovereignty, and it advocates for the preservation of traditional Turkish culture and values.

CHP

Republican People's Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

CHP (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 169 MPs.

CHP espouses social democratic, secular, and republican values. The party emphasizes the separation of religion and politics and advocates for civil rights and individual freedoms.

DEM

Party for equality and democracy of the people
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

DEM (Halkların Eşitlik ve Demokrasi Partisi) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 62 MPs.

YSP espouses green and left-wing values. The party advocates for environmental protection, social justice, and human rights. It emphasizes the importance of sustainable policies.

İYİ

Good party
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

İYİ (İyi Parti) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 44 MPs.

İyi Parti espouses values such as democracy, rule of law, and the protection of human rights. The party advocates for transparency and political ethics.

YRP

New Welfare Party
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

YRP (Yeniden Refah Partisi) is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 5 MPs.

TİP

Worker’s Party of Turkey
Far left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

TİP (Türkiye İşçi Partisi) is a far-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 4 seats.

BBP

Party of the Great Unity
Far right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

BBP (Büyük Birlik Partisi) is a far-right party from Turkey.

MP

Homeland Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

MP (Memleket Partisi) is a center-left party from Turkey.

Saadet

Party of Happiness
Far right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Saadet (Saadet Partisi) is a far-right party from Turkey.

ZP

Victory Party
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

ZP (Zafer Partisi) is a right-wing party from Turkey.