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Who will succeed Erdoğan? Bring up the Bodies

By Abraham Thicke Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has led his country for nearly 15 years, first as Prime Minister and latterly as president. During this time, Turkey’s economy has burgeoned, with millions enjoying benefits that eluded most Turks during the last century. But Erdoğan, despite early signs to the contrary, has …


Erdogan could be caught in a ‘double gripper’

By Yavuz Baydar The more defiant to calls from allies for a return to the rule of law Turkish Presi¬dent Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains, the more cornered he becomes. Erdogan faced strong chal¬lenges in recent days as Germany, Turkey’s top trade partner, issued statements that EU membership negotiations should be …