Turkish Political Party Quiz

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Turkish Political Party Quiz - Quiz

Is it the AKP, CHP, or IYI party? Take this quiz to see who you align with.


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Republican People's Party (CHP)

The Republican People's Party is a social-democratic, Kemalist, and centre-left political party. It is the oldest party in the country and is currently the main opposition in the Grand National Assembly. The CHP is a modern social democratic party which is faithful to the founding principles and values of the Republic of Turkey and it's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The party adheres to 6 arrows: 1. Republicanism - The form of government is to be a democratic Republic, with it's President, Prime Minister, and Members of Parliament democratically elected by the people of the Republic. 2. Nationalism - The government must do it's duty for the Turkish people, ensuring their civic liberties are upheld. A Turk is anyone that has Turkish citizenship despite race, gender, religion or sexuality. And the people are expected to defend the rights and sovereignty of Turkey, which lies with the people. Kemalism opposes ultra-nationalism and ethnic-nationalism. 3. Statism - the government is to intervene with the economy in times of crisis to ensure the economic well being of the people. The government should have the powers to regulate laws which may affect business. There must be a balance between social and international capitalism. 4. Populism - Power lies with citizenship. Kemalism emphasises work and national unity between everyone in Turkey, regardless of class or race or faith. Populism is a tool to create a unifying force in Turkey. 5. Laicism - Secularism which differs from the Anglo-American version. The state must control religious affairs in order to keep the peace. Religious activities must be under the supervision of the state. The government must maintain this policy to every religion, not discriminating between any. 6. Reformism - Call to replace tradition with knowledge, progress, and science. This includes educational reform, societal reform and national reform. The only way for this fundamental change is by revolution. The CHP opposes movements such as Pan-Turanism, Imperialism, and Islamism.   The CHP won a major victory in the 2019 Mayoral Elections. The 17-year rule of the AKP in all the major cities including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya, ended. Ever since effective mayors like Mansur Yavas showed the CHP's effectiveness in tackling the corruption and debt that the AKP buried Turkey in.

Good Party (IYI)

The IYI Party is a Nationalist, Liberal-Conservative, Kemalist, and Secular political party. The party was founded by the famous Meral Aksener, who advocates for feminism, war on social injustice, and anti-Erdoganism. Although Kemalist, the IYI Party is more relaxed on their secularism compared to the Republican People's Party (CHP).  The IYI party split from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for deviating from Kemalism, allying with Erdogan, and becoming ethnic nationalist. The IYI party remain pro-European and Western Bloc. The IYI party is a centre-right political party to offer Turks a Kemalist and Secular right-wing party, filling the space after the Islamist AKP and Ultra-Nationalist MHP. Meral Aksener is called the "Iron Lady of Turkey" for her courage, voice, and effectiveness in raising issues in the Grand National Assembly. 

Justice and Development Party (AKP)

The AKP is an ultra-conservative, Islamist, and Neo-Ottoman political party. In 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the leader of the AKP and incumbent President of Turkey, won the hearts of devout Muslims in the country after claiming that the Republic's secularism oppressed Muslims. Also, Erdogan won the hearts of the lower class after stating he too came from a poor family. As a right-wing political party, the AKP follows Islamic Democracy, Right-Wing Populism, and Conservatism on all fronts including Social, National, and democracy. The party also adopted Erdoganism as a counter to Kemalism in Turkey. The party adheres to Neo-Ottomanism which advocates for increased foreign policy, usually aggressive, in former Ottoman territories, most notably Syria. However, the AKP has lost so much support since 2018. Turkey is currently suffering some of the highest inflation rates due to an economic crisis, is hit by a Syrian refugee crisis, huge authoritarianism which limits internet freedom, and increased sectarianism. He is famous for his conversion of the Haghia Sophia, the great Byzantine building, into a mosque. This completely overruled Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Erdogan is arguably the most powerful President in Turkey ever since Ataturk himself. After the 2017 referendum, Erdogan was granted sweeping powers and extended his term. 

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)

The MHP is a far-right, ultraconservative, Pan-Turkism, Turanist, and Ultra-Nationalist party. Allied to the AKP to form a majority in parliament. The MHP in the past few years became more Islamic Synthesised and has moved from Kemalist style secularism to a pro-Islamic stance. The MHP has been branded as ethnic nationalists, cultural nationalists, and ultra-nationalists. The MHP is also strongly anti-Communist, leading a brutal war in Turkey against Communists. To this day, MHP supporters target left-wing marches, Alevis, and other people who are stereotyped to support left-wing parties or Communist parties. The MHP is also an Idealist party, which is against the Kemalist belief of practical consideration. The MHP envision a Turkish Utopia where the poor no longer exist, where the minimum wage is increased and the creation of 700,000 new jobs. The MHP adopt a nine-light policy. Patriotism; in means of acknowledging the supremacy of the Turks  in every way, as the cradle of the developed civilization. Idealism; in means to provide security and stability to the Turkish nation Morality; living and supporting the Turkish culture Socialmindedness; in means to support economic development and a wellbeing for everyone Scientific mentality; to support universal research Liberalism; to ensure the liberties Peasent care; the support the development of the agricultural working population Populism; to direct ones actions towards the wellbeing of the majority and Industrialization; to modernize the economy and prepare for the nuclear and space era  

Worker's Party of Turkey (TIP)

The TIP is a Marxist-Leninist Political Party in Turkey which adheres to anti-Imperialism, anti-NATO, anti-EU, and anti-IMF. The party does not completely agree with Kemalism for its Nationalism and Populism, however, is inspired and adopts policies such as Kemalist style secularism, reformism, and anti-Imperialism. The TIP is famous for their publications which endorse female rights, LGBT rights, oppose Neo-Ottomanism, and advocates for peace between the Turkish and Kurdish people.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Turkey should adopt heavy Secularism, inspired by French Secularism and laïcité. 
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 2. 
    Turkey should stop arming the FSA and instead fight the YPG/PKK with Assad
    • A. 

      Turkey shouldn't be in Syria at all

    • B. 

      Strongly Agree

    • C. 

      Agree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

    • E. 

      Disagree

  • 3. 
    Companies, Factories, Healthcare should be nationalised and owned by the state
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree (You agree everything should be nationalised)

    • B. 

      Agree (You agree most should be nationalised, but not all)

    • C. 

      Disagree (You believe most should be private, but not all)

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree (You believe everything should be privatised)

  • 4. 
    Turkey should accept Syrian Refugees
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 5. 
    Businesses should be required to have women on their board of directors?
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 6. 
    Turkey should continue the occupation of Northern Cyprus
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 7. 
    Turkey should continue it's process of joining the European Union?
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 8. 
    Kurdish should not be an offical language and Turkification should continue
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 9. 
    The upper class should pay more tax
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 10. 
    What type of Nationalist are you?
    • A. 

      Ethnic Nationalist

    • B. 

      Cultural Nationalist

    • C. 

      Civic Nationalist

    • D. 

      Nationalism is a cancer of the world

  • 11. 
    Turkey should return to the Parliamentary system
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Strongly Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Agree

  • 12. 
    The death penalty should be brought back
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 13. 
    Children should be educated in religious values
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 14. 
    The Hagia Sophia should be a Mosque
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 15. 
    Alevism should be recognised as an offical religion by the state
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 16. 
    Turkey should befriend Israel
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 17. 
    A good leader should build, work, and actively help their citizens
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Strongly Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Agree - 

  • 18. 
    Turkey should bring back the Student Oath? "I am a Turk, I am right, I am hard working. My principle is to respect my elders and protect my youngers, to love my country more than myself. O great Ataturk, I swear to walk on your path. My existence will be dedicated to the Turkish existence.
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 19. 
    Turkey should implement the Istanbul convention to protect women.
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 20. 
    Turkey should ban the sale of alcohol after 22:00
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Strongly Disagree

    • D. 

      Disagree

  • 21. 
    Prostitution should be illegal
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 22. 
    Turkey needs a strong military to maintain peace rather than a peaceful government
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 23. 
    Bus travel should be free for students
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 24. 
    The Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) should be banned
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 25. 
    Ataturk abolishing the Caliphate should be celebrated as a victory
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly Disagree

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