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Can Turkey’s opposition finally unite and challenge Erdoğan?

June 24, 2018 instead of late 2019: that’s the date decided for Turkey’s “snap presidential and parliamentary elections”, called by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political partner from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli.

The elections are needed by the incumbent president, who wants to maintain his position and stay in power.

  • AKP’s weaknesses

Erdoğan has to deal with several issues that have recently weakened his party and leadership both domestically and abroad.

Stop The Silence etc 1a LLLLTurkey’s military intervention in Syria has become a cul-de-sac, with neither a withdrawal nor victory on the horizon.

The economy, formerly a winning card for the AKP, has unexpectedly weakened and started to turn into the party’s Achilles’ heel – the…

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