Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Ayça Alemdaroğlu is associate director of the program on Turkey at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Articles by Ayça Alemdaroğlu:


October 2021, Volume 32, Issue 4

How Authoritarians Win When They Lose

Turkey’s ruling party has developed a new tool: When its local candidates lose, it dismisses them and appoints its own choice under a guise that maintains the veneer of democracy. It is an autocratic innovation that may soon spread.