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Turkey's President Takes a Victory Lap

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Feb 2, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has since become his country's first popularly elected president, commemorates 50 years of Turkish immigration to Germany at a celebration in Berlin in 2011.

Since becoming Turkey's first popularly elected president in 2014, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to steadily increase the powers of his office. His efforts will culminate in 2019, when he runs for another term, this time as his country's first executive president.

(SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

Turkish voters will head to the polls next year to elect their first executive president. Having worked to steadily increase the powers of his office, incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do all he can to ensure he wins the vote....

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