Turkey: the main outcomes of 2018
After the election, Erdoğan’s leadership position was significantly strengthened and his powers as head of state were expanded. The political influence of opposition forces in making domestic and foreign policy decisions decreased dramatically, despite the relative increase of their representation in the current parliament.
Erdogan in Budapest: standard “Orbánian” diplomacy
On Monday, October 8, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Budapest. Of course, the meeting of two illiberal leaders provoked hysteria among the powerless liberals who oppose them. Hungarian MPs of a party credited with 1% support displayed a banner at parliament denouncing the new “dictators”, Putin, Erdogan and Orbán