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… Recep Erdogan has been partly defanged [#Turkish politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 12th,2015

.. Erdogan has been the master of Turkey and its politics for over 15 years . He has a giant ego , and fashions himself the master of returning Turkey to its former greatness . But now he has stumbled …

.. Turkey just recently had elections for its parliament . Now Erdogan has a serious problem , however …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. Erdogan is Turkey ‘ s president . His office carries with it quite a bit of power , but not enough for what he wants to do . So that is why Erdogan and his party , the Truth and Justice Party , or [AKP] called the elections . They thought that they would win a much larger majority . If they had , they could have turned Turkey into an authoritarian dictatorship , effectively ..

.. Well , it backfired . Erdogan ‘ s party lost its majority , and soundly . Not only that , the leftish Kurdish Workers Party [KDH] entered parliament for the first time , with 13 % of the vote …

.. now it is a question of who forms a government , and how . Erdogan [as President] controls the choice , at first . But if it is clear that his AKP cannot form a government , then he will have to turn to the opposition …


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