Turkey’s tiny Saadet Party emerges as potential kingmaker

Source:al Monitor Date:22Mar2018

My deep gratitude goes to Ms Ayla Jean Ackley for covering the Phoenix-like rise of  SP from its ashes under Mr Karamollaoglu, who can turn around political dynamics.


Opinion surveys show Karamollaoglu, elected chairman in late 2016, has helped boost Saadet’s share of support to about 6%, still short of the 10% threshold to send lawmakers to parliament. But its share may yet prove decisive in a close presidential election. Erdogan’s candidacy is polling between 45% and 55%.