Dr. Sinem Adar

Humboldt University

How do Erdogan and the AKP get votes from Turkish citizens abroad?

Those belonging to the Turkish diaspora in Europe can be criticized for continuing to vote for the AKP. Humboldt University’s Sinem Adar explains why this is controversial and how Erdogan manages to court voters abroad.


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  • Diaspora policies
  • Loyalty and democracy controversy
  • Identitarian language
  • Expats living in democracies but voting for authoritarianism in Turkey
  • Feeling of being excluded from the society you are living in due to your nationality