20 Jun 2018

Turkey election: critics say Erdogan heading for ‘absolute rule’

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Turkey votes this weekend in its most important election in many decades. If President Erdogan wins, as expected, he plans to vastly increase his own powers after already transforming the country for 16 years.

His critics say Turkey is heading for one-man, absolute rule, though an opposition candidate appears to be running Mr Erdogan close in the polls to the surprise of many.