Turkish President Erdogan wins runoff to secure his grip on power

Turkish President Erdogan wins runoff to secure his grip on power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday’s run-off election, surviving the biggest challenge to his two decades in power. The victory cements his grip on Turkey, an important NATO member, despite mounting economic woes, skyrocketing inflation and poor response to February’s devastating earthquake. Amna Nawaz discussed the impact of results with Gönül Tol and James Jeffery.


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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and www.paraanaliz.com and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.