THE MAKING OF THE NEW TURKEY: THE RULE OF LAW IS A ‘SINE QUA NON’!
AK Party has managed to recollect the votes it lost in June 7, 2015 elections and emerged as a sole winner of the ballot box in November 1 elections with a landslide victory of 49.5% of the votes. After a five-month-long concussion, therefore, we may rejoice of re-obtaining stability: may it be auspicious to all of us! It is time now for “restoration,” as Prime Minister of Turkey states, or in other words, time to “Make the New Turkey”. This article evaluates the success story Turkey achieved during earlier periods of AK Party’s rule, possible reasons for the recent stagnation, and puts forward suggestions on what to do to make the future brighter.