The demise of democracy in Turkey
OPINION / 15 SEPTEMBER 2019, 07:42AM / SHANNON EBRAHIM
Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2003 as a moderate and modernising Muslim leader in the region, with a large support base at home where he was largely considered the flower of democracy. How far he has fallen from that pedestal seventeen years later both at home - where even stalwarts of his own party the AKP have turned against him - and many in the region now consider him a threat to regional peace and stability.
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