Turkey’s final election

Hurriyet Daily News columnist Nuray Mert dubs the upcoming snap presidential and parliamentary vote “Turkey’s final election,” arguing it will mark more than a shift from a parliamentary to presidential system. Rather, the June 24 election will usher in a new era in which Erdogan will be unchallenged politically, and he will “correct the ills” of secularist, pro-western “Old Turkey” in an Islamist “New Turkey,” where Erdogan will be viewed as the savior of the nation, Mert writes.

 

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