Western governments have no choice but to reassess their priorities and work with Turkey under the leadership of President Erdogan.
“It would not be wrong to state that the main objective of the opposition parties, which was to block Erdogan from winning in the first round and to cause a “divided government” between the legislative and executive branches ultimately ended in a fiasco.”
Having handled serious domestic and foreign policy crises over the years, including party closure cases and a failed coup attempt, Erdogan’s campaign for the presidential system has been accepted by the Turkish electorate.
Turkey’s elections produced many winners, democracy was one. But also a wide spectrum of ideas representing all of Turkey have found a place inside parliament.
“The African proverb goes to say that when two elephants wrestle, it is only the grass on which the wrestle taking place will be harmed. Iraq looks like it has become the grass affected by the two fighting elephants: Iran and the U.S.”
The electorate who voted in the June 24 elections in Turkey have given President Erdogan the opportunity to convey the presidential system.
President Erdogan has been re-elected as the President of Turkey, this time with the public consent to establish the presidential system.
The reconciliation period that the AK Party opened with the Kurdish population in Turkey led to developments that could not have been imagined before.
Many would bet for a victory for Erdogan but with a divided parliament, which will make politics quite hot for the following months in terms of the relations between the executive and legislative branches.
Too busy trying to make Erdogan fail, the Western media are running in contradiction with Turkey’s sociology.