Erdogan After Erdogan: New Presidential Mandate After Yesterday's Elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded defeat but branded the elections “unjust” and said the presidential system that now takes effect was “very dangerous” because it would lead to one-man rule. Erdogan, 64, the most popular - yet divisive - leader in modern Turkish history, told jubilant, flag-waving supporters there would be no retreat from his drive to transform Turkey, a NATO member and, at least nominally, a candidate to join the European Union. Interesting row: Russia, Egypt, Venezuela and now Turkey... the regime remains the regime

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Erdogan and Putin may as well not even bother to hold elections....just be like China and declare themselves imperial leaders until death

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Does someone expect there to be a difference? It means better human rights of the poor people, activists and freedom of speech, bla, bla, bla

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Without any doubt it will be  ‘one-man regime’

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Dear EU, please don't allow Turkey to join your club.  There's enough EU infighting already without bringing in a hostile dictator.

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