Erdogan’s one-man rule no longer safe

Source:PA Intelligence Date:20Jul2019

Ten days after Babacan, Davutoglu gave an interview broadcast live online in which he appeared to suggest he would be ready to set up a new party.


Erdogan has downplayed the threat but also warned Babacan against splitting the “ummah” – using the Arabic word for the Muslim community.


With double-digit inflation, slower growth and a weakened lira, many hope Babacan will be the answer to Turkey’s economic woes and an alternative to Erdogan. According to a brand-new poll by PIAR surveying agency 33% of AKP voters yearn for a new center-right party, who may be natural candidates for recruitment by Babacan’s staffers.