There are three main topics on the AK Party's agenda: Reforming its policies, progress in the ‘New Turkey' vision and pushing forward with the reconciliation process while balancing it with security and freedom
Once again, hectic days lie ahead for Turkish politics. According to the word from the political backstage of Ankara, hopes for a coalition are increasingly diminishing while the possibility of early elections is on the rise. Early elections and the destiny of the reconciliation process are the two hottest items on the agenda of the backstage in Ankara. The future of these two interrelated subjects closely concerns everybody's lives and therefore all eyes have turned to the headquarters of the political parties and the top echelons of government. An exit is being looked for in order to avoid worse scenarios and bring hope to society. Although having lost votes in the June 7 elections, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is the most powerful party that can fulfill this expectation. Many people want to see a new formulation for the reconciliation process, which has allowed the public take a fresh breath for the last two years. They also want to free themselves from the turbulent scene that Turkey is experiencing safely.
The AK Party is having the most intense debate on this issue. When looking in from the outside, the party might seem inactive, but it is getting ready for very comprehensive reform. The AK Party administration interprets the nearly 41-percent of the vote that it received in the June 7 elections as a warning to reform their political system, which has been implemented for the last 13 years. From this perspective, many fundamental results to rejuvenate its 2023 vision have emerged. In this regard, reconciliation politics will evolve into a process of "common life, common nation and national solidarity" based on a new formation balancing safety and freedom. Turkey's regional and global politics will be grounded in a very realistic strategy. In this quest, the AK Party's relation with the other political parties will be brought to the table, probably for the first time. Reform is also waiting for political party relations, which have been locked up in the "old Turkey" perspective and continuously cause conflicts. In other words, the upcoming period will be focused on conciliatory politics while avoiding polarization on the country's main problems.
With its 13-year experience, the AK Party believes that it has a capacity, incomparable to other political parties, to reform itself and produce new politics. In this respect, the party aims to add new staff and renew the current ones to develop the party. Whatever solution is implemented, either early elections or a coalition, the AK Party will adopt reform politics under any condition to continue its "New Turkey" journey and prove its permanence as a political party.