No Kurdish opening likely after local polls in Turkey

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:09Feb2019

The third is about the prospect of Erdoğan over the continued partnership with MHP chair Devlet Bahçeli. In a statement last week, Erdoğan made clear that the People’s Alliance is not a temporary mission, but a partnership for eternity.

There is no doubt that the two leaders have created an environment of compromise over a number of different issues, but another reason why Erdoğan needs to endure this partnership is the disruptive potential of Bahçeli, particularly given the fact that he has no absolute majority in parliament.

That’s why there are speculations that the AKP is now seeking new ways to further bypass parliament and empower Erdoğan by widening the scope of presidential decrees.