The power struggle in Turkey is far from over

Source:Ahval News Date:12Mar2019

More voices are heard in pro-government media raising alarm on what they see as an “Eurasianist siege” of Erdogan and his palace.

This is in reference to a large-scale, hard-line, partly pro-Russia clique, which some say is pushing Erdogan to high-risk domestic and foreign policy adventures. Their fear of an electoral backlash is apparent and paranoia is spreading rapidly.

Much of it explains the discreet turmoil among cadres of former AKP ministers, many of them so-called “founding fathers” of the party. Recently, there were widely circulating rumours that new parties would be formed by senior party figures, such as former President Abdullah Gul, former Finance Minister Ali Babacan and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, breaking away from the AKP.