Erdogan’s Omnipotence

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, June 25, 2018. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Let’s see what the new victory of Erdogan’s means, a victory that renders him omnipotent.

The first conclusion is that the majority of Turkish citizens – inside and outside Turkey, because they also voted – decided to ignore the authoritarianism demonstrated by Erdogan – imprisonment of opponents, dismissals of tens of thousands of people from state jobs, control of the media – and to trust him for a five-year period of near absolute control of the country.

The world hoped the Turkish …

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