Erdoğan may have provoked a Turkish Spring – U.S. scholar
Source:Ahval News Date:12May2019
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may have provoked a Turkish Spring by forcing a rerun of mayoral elections for Istanbul, according to Prof. Henri J. Barkey, a senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Erdoğan is doubling down on a mistake of inserting himself into the elections, using polarising rhetoric and claiming the elections were about national issues, terrorism and foreign plots against the country, Barkey wrote in Foreign Policy.
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