Babacan’s movement creates panic among Turkey’s ruling party

Source:Middle East on line Date:31Aug2019

Erdogan facing pressure from within.  What does his former economy czar Ali Babacan want?


Although no one is willing to admit it, it’s clear that Babacan’s movement has created a panic within the ruling party. Despite some AKP members being careful to adopt a moderate language about the movement, pro-government columnists have said that Erdoğan is sure to target Babacan and the party and label them “traitors” during nationwide meetings in September.

I asked Babacan’s future colleagues why they have been so slow to establish the party, and they told me they had been focused on organising their resources and preparing a policy plan that would solve Turkey’s problems.