war on the rocks

What Erdogan’s Electoral Victory Means for the Future of Turkey

June 26, 2018

Episode Notes:

On Sunday the 24th, Turkey had historic, simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections. The result was a huge victory for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice Development Party. The elections were not fair or free, but how much does this matter? Will Erdoğan be empowered to tighten his grip on the Turkish state and society? Is the opposition still relevant? Burak Kadercan of the U.S. Naval War College offers some answers.