Turkish Nationalism and the MHP

My latest piece goes into the nature of Turkish nationalism, how it perceives itself, and its possible role, through the MHP, in Turkish politics today. You can read it here.

It’s the product of long conversations with friends in the MHP, particularly ones who have been active in Meral Akşener’s campaign for the party’s leadership. I’ve also been attending some of their rallies over the past few months and report my experiences.

The ongoing legal process in the MHP is very complicated, and has evolved much faster than I am able to cover. My hope though, is that the piece will contribute to a more nuanced understanding of Turkish nationalism.