The general election in Turkey will test President Erdogan
David Gardner David Gardner
Turkey’s future is at stake in the general election on June 7. There is little doubt the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) will win. The question is whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan, three times prime minister and now president, will get the supermajority through which he plans to subordinate Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive presidency. But there are signs that Mr Erdogan, who already interferes with any challenge to his growing concentration of power, from the judiciary to the media, may not get his own way.
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