Erdogan vs. Aksener: In Turkey a Political Realignment Looms

Excerpts: “Both Erdoga and Aksener enjoy enthusiastic support among their followers. But most Turks are growing increasingly weary of celebrity politicians and the cults of personality that form around them. They are troubled by wage stagnation, high unemployment, rampant government corruption, and a widening gap between the haves and have-nots of Turkish society. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poor – and more numerous — and the middle class is shrinking. This was the situation in 2001 that the AKP capitalized on in their successful bid for political power. The same situation may soon result in the AKP’s ouster, with the Aksener and her Center Democratic Party seizing the reins of power from Erdogan and his cronies.”


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