Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara (REUTERS/Umit Bektas).

Opinion

New Turkey and Its Paradox (Part One)

April 13, 2014, Ömer Taşpınar

Turkish President Erdogan's AK Party scored a resounding victory in local elections on March 30. Yet, many in both Turkey and the West continue to have questions about Erdogan's commitment to democracy. Omer Taspinar examines why an increasingly authoritarian leader continues to have such electoral success.

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