Turkish President Erdogan faces an alliance of opposition parties looking to remove him from office

Source:LA Times Date:03May2018

The opposition alliance and emergence of SP as challenger to AKP would be the most decisive  developments in Turkish politics since the coup attempt:


Polls show Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and its allied right-wing Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP, garnering about 50% of votes. It appears the opposition, if it can field a candidate that draws on the broad discontent with the government, could force the longtime leader into a runoff and possibly a second-round defeat.

Such an outcome would be stunning for Erdogan, who has led the country, first as prime minister and then as president, for 15 years.