Significant change and developments have occurred in Turkey in recent months. The June 7 elections brought an end to 13 years of the AK Party majority in the Turkish parliament, yet the failure to form a coalition government is leading to early elections on November 1. The self-proclaimed Islamic State group (ISIS) led a terrorist attack in Suruç, which claimed the lives of 32 civilians, and the more recent bombing attack in Ankara, also likely conducted by ISIS, claimed the lives of more than 100 peace activists from mainly pro-Kurdish groups. Over the past five months, there has been an end to the cease fire between Turkey and the PKK, an agreement to give the United States access to use the İncirlik airbase for air-strikes against ISIS, and attacks by politically motivated mobsters against major media outlets and journalists. In light of these realities ahead of the elections, many are asking where is Turkey headed politically? What are the possible outcomes of early elections, and what is the likelihood that one of the parties can gain a majority in parliament? What are the implications for foreign policy? How can Turkey better cope with the security risks it is facing, and how can its transatlantic allies help?