Can the ‘She-Wolf’ Who Rejected the Harem Take On Sultan Erdogan?
[Foreign Policy Magazine]
The feisty, nationalist grandmother Meral Aksener is a real threat to unseat Turkey’s demagogic president. If he doesn’t toss her in jail first.
Turkey’s neo-sultan managed to swing the April 16 constitutional referendum in his favor, but it’s a precarious, illegitimate win — and he knows it. The question now is how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will handle his biggest domestic threat, a woman no less, who has refused to join his political harem, drawing support — or, at the very least, respect — from unlikely quarters.
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