Turkey’s President Erdogan may face a mutiny in his own party

Source:the Economist Date:08Jun2019

This article in the Economist assesses the chances of Erdogan’s rivals  if they launch new parties:


How much backing the schismatics might have among ak voters is unclear. Dissatisfaction with the country’s direction is growing, but few analysts expect a new conservative party to shave off more than a fraction of ak’s support. Secular critics scoff that Mr Erdogan’s former enablers will need quite a makeover before marketing themselves as his opponents.

Mr Erdogan has fended off many threats to his rule, often ruthlessly enough to dissuade anyone from trying again. He may nip this one in the bud. But if it materialises, it would be the most serious challenge he has faced from within.