Political Risk

Turks head to polls for local elections that will serve as a referendum on premier’s rule

“When Arabs rose up three years ago to demand greater freedoms, it was to the Turkey of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that many looked for inspiration, as an example of a country in which Islam and democracy could peacefully and prosperously coexist. Now, after 11 years in office, Turkey’s leader is starting to act in ways that more closely resemble some of the Arab autocrats with whom he had been favorably compared, calling into question the durability of his much-vaunted Turkish miracle.”

Source: Turks head to polls for local elections that will serve as a referendum on premier’s rule – The Washington Post

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