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Friday, May 29, 2015

Why Turks should vote Kurd | The Economist

Why Turks should vote Kurd
It is the best way of stopping their country’s drift towards autocracy
May 30th 2015 | From the print edition


THE man who dominates Turkish politics, and has done so for 12 years, is not running in the general election on June 7th. As president since August, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meant to stay above the fray. Yet the vote is still all about him. He is campaigning for the Justice and Development (AK) party that he founded to win a majority large enough to change the constitution into one with a strong executive presidency. It is to be hoped that he fails.

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