Turkey's President Takes a Victory Lap
Feb 2, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
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- Following a referendum vote on sweeping constitutional changes in April 2017, Turkey's government will transition from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency after the next presidential election in 2019.
- The odds of a free and fair election are slim given the measures incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken — and the further measures he will take — to ensure he comes out on top.
- Though former President Abdullah Gul would be Erdogan's most credible challenger, he is unlikely to run in the next presidential race.