Reforming the Policymaking Process in Turkey's New Presidential System


INSIGHT TURKEY, vol.20, no.4, pp.183-210, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.25253/99.2018204.08
  • Journal Name: INSIGHT TURKEY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-210


The system of government in Turkey shifted from a parliamentary to an intrinsic presidential system, in which the president solely employs the executive power granted from the constitution, after the elections held on June 26, 2018. Following the elections, the central government was reorganized in quite a short time. While the reorganization process will continue for a certain period, it seems that the main policymaking actors and their role in the new system have substantially emerged. This study provides a legal and institutional analysis of how the public policy process and the roles and responsibilities of policy actors changed as a result of the restructuring of Turkey's central government under the new presidential system.