Erdogan’s New Turkey: The Victory of Illiberal Democracy and One-Man Rule
By Ayla Gol On Jun 26, 2018
Turkey’s snap election on 24 June 2018 was at the center of international news for good, bad and ugly reasons. Recep Tayyip Erdogan won at the first round of elections and became the 13th president, following his previous term in office since 2014. I have been arguing that the rise of authoritarian nationalism and populism continue to thrive on the weaknesses of ‘majoritarian democracy’ in Turkey, in a similar way across many countries around the world.
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