turkeys election means turning from democracy towards autocracy /

Published at 2015-11-02 01:49:24

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The result has given president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan carte blanche for an even more rapid slide into authoritarianism,with dinky to stop himTurkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once more managed to fight through to victory. With a landslide in Sunday’s elections, he now impose his will more resolutely than ever before, or making certain that the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) extends its writ over the country another four years. He gambled,crossed many lines, and won. He has now the half of the national vote on his side to argue for legitimacy and perhaps even as carte blanche to extend his rule into autocracy. Related: AKP returns to power in Turkey with outright majority Continue reading...

Source: theguardian.com