Turkey’s new political parties face struggle in battle against Erdogan

Source:Financial Times Date:18Feb2021

“What they’re doing they’re doing against impossible odds,” said Selim Sazak, a visiting researcher at Ankara’s Bilkent University. “It’s really difficult to campaign and reach voters when people ambush you and beat you up.” The two young parties — both of which will qualify in the coming months to take part in elections — have undoubtedly riled the Turkish president, who has sought a plethora of ways to thwart his former allies.