ISTANBUL ELECTION LEAVES ERDOGAN LONELY AT THE TOP
One sound-bite explains the drama surrounding Turkey’s voting
BY PINAR TREMBLAY MAY 14, 2019 21:25
As Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan grabbed more power over the years, he simply dismissed colleagues he did not like. Imprisoning opposition leaders, including Selahattin Demirtas, and ostracizing the top echelons of the AKP (Justice and Development Party) have become routine. Erdogan also replaced elected mayors in the last two years with state appointees.
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