Blame liberal democracy’s flaws for Erdoğan’s win, not the voters
Hurling abuse at the Turkish electorate will not have the desired effect. The fault lies with democratic institutions
Mon 25 Jun 2018 11.39 BST
Last modified on Mon 25 Jun 2018 17.19 BST
How many warnings do liberals need? The victory of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, hands power, virtually for ever, to a ruler of 80 million people on Europe’s southern border. His opponents are jailed, his press is censored, his promised reforms give him unlimited control. He is undeniably popular.
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