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A leader in trouble (Erdogan)

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A leader in trouble

01/09/2014 12:27   By EFRAIM INBAR

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing unprecedented political pressure that might precipitate the end of his rule. The results of upcoming municipal and presidential elections will not just be a popularity contest for him, but a struggle for Turkey’s soul.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the charismatic leader of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Prime Minister of Turkey, is embroiled in a significant graft scandal that might precipitate the end of his rule.

Erdogan has won three consecutive national elections since 2002, serving as Turkey’s Prime Minister since 2003. He was catapulted to power largely because of widespread disgust with the corruption of the old Kemalist elites. It is therefore ironic that graft may bring Erdogan down.

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