Blog Post | Order from Chaos: Turkish Elections

Erdoğan's victory isn’t a win for Turkish democracy

November 2, 2015, Kemal Kirişci

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s gamble—holding what he called “a re-run election”—has paid off handsomely: The ruling AKP can now form a one-party government. Many voters apparently perceived his party as a stabilizer of sorts. But for those who worry about polarization in Turkey and the increasingly authoritarian tendencies of its government, the country is slipping deeper into trouble.

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