22 Jun 2018

Erdogan critics fear Turkey election could result in one man rule

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The Brexit campaign had its own Project Fear, of course – it was the prospect of Turkey joining the EU and millions of Turks freely coming to Britain. Turkey has had a huge refugee influx from Syria, immigration that has its own effect on politics there. This weekend, Turkey votes in an election that could give President Erdogan extraordinary powers, which critics warn will result in one man rule. Already under a state of emergency since a coup attempt two years ago, thousands have been detained under his rule.