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Erdoğan & the Military

My snap analysis, written as the coup attempt in Turkey was coming to an end on Saturday morning:
“The coup attempt will be a pretext to clamp down even further on the ‘parallel state’… But in Erdoğan’s post-coup rule, it is Kurds, liberal voices in the media, trade unionists, and opposition parties… who will bear the brunt of ramped-up authoritarianism, censorship, and lumpen-populism…
…If democracy and pluralism are to have a chance, it is crucial that Erdoğan is not allowed to further monopolise the “pro-civilian”, “pro-democracy” narrative and that opposition voices of all stripes are heard. The prospects for this in the current political landscape are bleak.”

Read here on EA WorldView: http://eaworldview.com/2016/07/turkey-analysis-erdogan-military-bleak-future-people/

(Article edited by Scott Lucas) 



EA: Erdogan’s Greatest Challenge is from Within His Own Party


Gul – Erdogan – Arinc

Since the resounding victory of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey’s Parliamentary elections last November, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has consolidated his position and is looking to major constitutional changes that would boost his already considerable power.

However, the President’s position of strength has a significant underside of weakness. Erdoğan is facing not only divisions within the country but also within the AKP, with frustration in some quarters at his personal ambitions and autocratic tendencies…

Continue reading my essay on EA WorldView.