Turkey: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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

AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 295 MPs. The party advocates consistent crime fighting, favors traditional lifestyles, and wants a strong nation-state.

Current polls show AKP at 33.0. That's a loss of -9.6 compared to the last election.

Name Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi
Translation Party for Justice and Development
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 33.0 (-9.6 since last election )
Seats in parliament 295 / 601
Core topics
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strict crime control
  • Strong nationalism
  • Less promotionalism
All information at a glance: AKP

CHP

Republican People's Party

CHP (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 146 MPs. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants to invest more in public services, and advocates more civil liberties.

In current polls, CHP is getting 25.5% of the vote - an increase of +2.8 since the last election.

Name Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Translation Republican People's Party
Political orientation Centre-left
Current poll value 25.5 (+2.8 since last election )
Seats in parliament 146 / 601
Core topics
  • Strict immigration policy
  • More investment in public services
  • More civil liberties
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
All information at a glance: CHP

HDP

Democratic Party of the Peoples

HDP (Halkların Demokratik Partisi) is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 67 seats. The party advocates more civil liberties, favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, and has a dream of an open world without borders.

Current polls have HDP coming in at 9.8% - a loss of -1.9 since the last election.

Name Halkların Demokratik Partisi
Translation Democratic Party of the Peoples
Political orientation Left-wing
Current poll value 9.8 (-1.9 since last election )
Seats in parliament 67 / 601
Core topics
  • More civil liberties
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • Open world without borders
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
All information at a glance: HDP

MHP

Party of the Nationalist Movement

MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi) is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 50 MPs. The party wants to centralize political decisions, wants a strong nation-state, and favors traditional lifestyles.

Current polls show MHP at 6.8. That's a loss of -4.3 compared to the last election.

Name Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi
Translation Party of the Nationalist Movement
Political orientation Far right
Current poll value 6.8 (-4.3 since last election )
Seats in parliament 50 / 601
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Less promotionalism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: MHP

İYİ

Good party

İYİ (İyi Parti) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 43 MPs. The party wants to centralize political decisions, advocates strict immigration policy, and wants a strong nation-state.

In current polls, İYİ is getting 14.8% of the vote - an increase of +4.8 since the last election.

Name İyi Parti
Translation Good party
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 14.8 (+4.8 since last election )
Seats in parliament 43 / 601
Core topics
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Less promotionalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strong nationalism
All information at a glance: İYİ

DEVA

Party for Democracy and Progress

DEVA (Demokrasi ve Atılım Partisi) is a center-right party from Turkey.

In current polls, DEVA is getting 2.2% of the vote - an increase of +2.2 since the last election.

Name Demokrasi ve Atılım Partisi
Translation Party for Democracy and Progress
Political orientation Centre-right
Current poll value 2.2 (+2.2 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 601
All information at a glance: DEVA

Gelecek

Party of the Future

Gelecek (Gelecek Partisi) is a center-right party from Turkey.

Name Gelecek Partisi
Translation Party of the Future
Political orientation Centre-right
Seats in parliament 0 / 601
All information at a glance: Gelecek

Saadet

Party of Happiness

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

Name Saadet Partisi
Translation Party of Happiness
Political orientation Far right
Seats in parliament 0 / 601
All information at a glance: Saadet

YRP

New Welfare Party

YRP (Yeniden Refah Partisi) is a far-right party from Turkey.

Compared to the last election, YRP scores an increase of +1.5 and comes in at 1.5%.

Name Yeniden Refah Partisi
Translation New Welfare Party
Political orientation Far right
Current poll value 1.5 (+1.5 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 601
All information at a glance: YRP

ZP

Victory Party

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

Compared to the last election, ZP scores an increase of +1.7 and comes in at 1.7%.

Name Zafer Partisi
Translation Victory Party
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 1.7 (+1.7 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 601
All information at a glance: ZP

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