Can Erdogan be Thrown from the Democracy Train?
June 7, 2018
By Adam Turner
On June 24, the voters of Turkey will presumably have their last and best chance to oust their Islamist and sometimes unhinged leader President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two things seem to have endangered Erdogan’s campaign to extend his sixteen-year tenure as leader. Turkey is facing a full-blown currency run, jeopardizing its economic prosperity, and the normally fractured opposition parties have finally begun to coordinate their hostility to Erdogan. The opposition coalition, however, excludes the Kurdish leftist party, People’s Democratic Party (HDP), whose candidate for presidency is behind bars on false charges.
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