Local elections results pave Erdogan’s way to the presidency

Despite his authoritarian behaviour, the financial scandals, the bans on Twitter and YouTube, Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from the local elections with 45 per cent of the votes.

Now he feels omnipotent, which is why on one hand he has already given the order to combat Fethullah Gulen’s Islamic order of Hizmet, while on the other he is planning his next political steps.

However, political analysts express fears that Turkey is pulling away from Europe and is increasingly becoming a country that will be ruled like the countries of the Middle East.

The main plan in Erdogan’s mind is to become President of the Turkish Republic with increased powers. In Turkey in August 2014, elections will take place and the Turks with their vote will choose the president who will lead the country for the next seven years.

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