The 1946 Elections and Its Reflections on International Politics: Transition to Multi-Party Political Life on the Verge of the Cold War


TEKİN Y. , Sanalioglu I.

BILIG, no.96, pp.1-32, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-32
  • Keywords: Multiparty System, the Elections of 1946, Democratization, Turkish Foreign Policy, Cold War

Abstract

The general elections of 1946, which is considered as the beginning of multi-party system in Turkey is one of the most important elections in the history of Turkish democracy. The elections of 1946, which was attended by more than one political party for the first time, attracted great interest in the academic community in terms of the innovation it brought to Turkish Political life, the discussions on the election process and the relation of the process with foreign policy There are many studies in the literature regarding the discussions in the domestic politics on the 1946 elections. However, it is not possible to mention enough studies on the reflections of elections in the outside world. In this study, the outlook on Turkey's elections in Western democracies, especially in the England and the USA, and Soviet Russia will be analysed. In this context, after mentioning the domestic and foreign policy conditions in the elections and discussions about the process, the meaning of the elections within the international policy and the interpretation of the elections of the mentioned countries will be examined.