Re: [Turkey] Erdogan sweeps it, according to himFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 26 2018 19:27:41
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:29:17 GMT
NewsBeanie <email@example.com> wrote:
Title: Turkey election: Erdogan thanks voters for 'love'
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:55:26 -0400
The Turkish president addressed supporters in Ankara after his victory in a
Turkish democracy isn't done yet?!
Rescuing Turkish democracy from Mr. Erdogan’s determined efforts to
corrupt the system will also require sustained involvement by the
millions of Turks who voted against him and yearn for the days when
their country was once on the path to becoming a modern Muslim
Despite these small victories, there is no sugarcoating the bleak days
ahead. This remains a chastening demonstration for advocates of
democracy and freedom everywhere that strongman rule still has a
chilling appeal to many.
After years of accruing power informally, Mr. Erdogan can now
officially assert yet more control by dispensing with the office of
prime minister, directly appointing top officials, and intervening in
the legal system. Given an unexpectedly robust showing by his Justice
and Development Party’s partner, the nationalist M.H.P., Mr. Erdogan
seems likely to have a broad, and malleable, parliamentary majority.
The new mandate is likely to make Mr. Erdogan an even more difficult
NATO ally, one who cozies up to Russia, buys Russian missile defense
systems and a Russian nuclear reactor, and tangles with the United
States over the Kurds in Syria and Iraq.