Diğer, ss.1-30, 2014
This article attempts to elaborate on the relationship between the constraints of party
regulation and the organization and activities of political parties in Turkey since 1983. It is assumed that the centralistic, uniform and restrictive nature of the party and election
regulations on the one hand and an unequal and unfair public funding system on the other,
naturally and/or intentionally support the bigger and more central parties vis a vis small
parties and independent candidates. Below, the critical provisions of the party regulation
leading to these contradictions will be discussed with special reference to organization,
prohibitions, political funding and electoral rules.