Erdoğan's control over Turkey is ending – what comes next?
Gary M. Grossman, Arizona State University
(THE CONVERSATION) Mayoral elections in Turkish cities do not usually grab the world’s attention.
But the defeat of the ruling party’s candidate for Istanbul mayor – once during its March election and then again, even more definitively in a June rematch – is a sign that Turkey’s most powerful political party is losing its influence after nearly two decades of control.
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