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Turkey: Is Erdogan Losing His Grip?

Turkish president Erdogan and his AK party are the big losers of Istanbul’s mayoral election. Will the opposition candidate’s victory be a turning point for the whole of Turkey? Our guests: Cagri Özdemir (DW), Laura Lale Kabis (DGAP), Alan Posener (Die Welt)

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Cagri Özdemir works for DW’s Turkish Departement. He says: “A great moment for the Turkish democracy, but the real struggle has only begun.”


 

 

Alan Posener is a commentator for the daily “Die Welt”. He believes: “Erdogan has lost the trust of the educated elites, but he is far from finished.”


 

 

 

And Laura Lale Kabis is an analyst for Turkish politics for the Berlin based think tank “German Council on Foreign Relations”. She thinks "The result of the local elections in Istanbul and other metropolitan cities indicate a shift in political conditions in Turkey."