Turkey: old friends threaten Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reign

Source:Financial Times Date:25Sep2019

In a country where the voting population can be divided into two roughly equal blocks that are pro- and anti-Erdogan, even shaving a small chunk off the AKP alliance — which won 52.6 per cent in local elections in March — could radically alter the political landscape.

“Every vote they can collect can change the balance of power,” says Ibrahim Uslu, a Turkish pollster. “For that reason, these new parties are the most important dynamic in Turkish politics.”