Posts Tagged: Turkish elections
The Turkish leader’s party has lost Istanbul, but Erdogan may respond by provoking a foreign policy crisis to consolidate his power.
After 18 years of unchallenged power, the Turkish president finds himself in the middle of several domestic and foreign crises of his own making.
With municipal elections on the horizon, Turks are likely to note that imprisoning the opposition hasn't exactly raised living standards.
Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.
To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.
Under the guise of fighting ISIS, Turkey's president is re-igniting a bloody war with the Kurds for his own political purposes.
It's not just liberals that have soured on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It's the country's often overlooked ethnic minorities.