Op-ed: Turkey: Erdoğan Victorious in Snap Elections, Claims New Autocratic Powers
By 27 June 2018
Erdoğan’s supporters celebrate outside AK party headquarters on June 24 in Istanbul, Turkey (photo credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has likely cemented his control over Turkey for the next decade, cruising to victory in Sunday’s parliamentary and presidential elections. The victory culminates a 15-year transformation of Turkish politics, overseen and largely orchestrated by Erdoğan.
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