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    Despite winning Turkey’s presidential election, Erdoğan could find himself marginalised by the presidency’s limited powers

Despite winning Turkey’s presidential election, Erdoğan could find himself marginalised by the presidency’s limited powers

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won Turkey’s presidential election on 10 August, becoming the first directly elected President in the country’s history. Firat Cengiz writes that while Erdoğan’s ultimate aim is to establish a presidential system in Turkey, his strategy rests on securing an increase in support for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the 2015 parliamentary elections. She […]

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    Erdoğan is in the process of establishing a presidential political system in Turkey based on Islamic rather than secular principles

Erdoğan is in the process of establishing a presidential political system in Turkey based on Islamic rather than secular principles

On 10 August, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, won the country’s presidential election, becoming the first directly elected President in Turkey’s history. Soli Özel assesses Erdoğan’s victory and what it means for the country’s future. He writes that the result is a step toward the creation of a new presidential political system within Turkey, but that this will […]

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