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Quadriga - Turkish Election - End of the Erdogan era?

Turkey’s ruling AKP party lost its absolute majority in national elections over last weekend. In the future, it will not be able to govern alone.

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Initial attempts by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to change the country’s constitution in order to concentrate more power in his office have also failed.

Is this the beginning of the end of the Erdogan era?

Let us know what you think: quadriga(at)dw.de

Our guests:

Dilek Kurban – is an expert on Turkey at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She says that what we are seeing in Turkey is “a transition to a truly representative parliamentary democracy and an end to one-man rule.”

Tom Goeller – has worked for many international media outlets. Currently he’s a freelance journalist and political analyst focusing on US, Middle Eastern and security affairs. Erdogan, says Tom, will “find a way to have the election repeated in the hope that his party can claw its way back to power.”

Ursula Weidenfeld - has worked for a whole range of Germany’s most prestigious business publications as editor, author and prize-winning commentator. She believes that President Erdogan’s AKP “will never willingly release the reins of power."