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Turkey’s President Gets His Majority — at a Terrible Price


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Turkey’s President Gets His Majority — at a Terrible Price

Conn Hallinan

If there’s a lesson to be drawn from the November 1 Turkish elections, it’s that fear works, and there are few people better at engendering it than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Only five months after his Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its majority in the Turkish parliament, a snap election put it back in the driver’s seat.

The cost of the victory, however, may be dear.