The Next Balancing Act for President Erdogan - 2018-07-12


The new presidential term offers Erdogan room for consolidation, but also the need to contain his allies. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration on July 9 was a little different. Not in terms of personnel, since he has been president of Turkey for four years already, but in terms of substance. This was a reset. His inauguration brought in a new constitutional era in Turkish politics, one in which he takes the reins of a powerful executive presidency very different from what came before.