Erdogan’s tightrope act between democracy and state monopoly in Turkey

The Council on Foreign Relations publication, Foreign Affairs, runs an article analyzing Erdogan’s chances of transforming Turkey from a parliamentary to presidential system. Erdogan’s hope of doing so hinges largely upon the ruling AKP securing a supermajority in the parliament following Turkey’s June 7 elections. The Foreign Affairs piece states that the Turkish electorate is growing tired of Erdogan and the AKP, who are now viewed in a similar fashion as Turkey’s previous political elite whom they replaced when coming to power in 2002.


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