Economist: 'Erdogan’s main goal is to plot his path to the presidency '

From the analysis by the Economist:

‘The crisis is not just about a power struggle between AK and the Gulenists. It highlights the chronic weaknesses of Turkey’s wobbly democracy: a shackled media; a politicised judiciary; a flawed, illiberal constitution; and a lack of independent scrutiny of public accounts. Re-elected in 2011, Mr Erdogan had a real chance to fix these shortcomings. His failure to do so has left his more liberal supporters feeling frustrated and betrayed. His increasingly authoritarian rule has prompted comparisons to Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. It now seems that Mr Erdogan’s main goal is to plot his path to the presidency when it comes free in August.”

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