Turkey’s president has rarely been so unpopular.
He’s likely to dominate this week’s local elections anyway.
- Steven A. Cook
No one ever prospered by predicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political demise, but on the eve of Turkey’s local elections this weekend, he and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) seem weaker than ever.
If he were not feeling political pressure, he would not be featuring the grotesque video of the Christchurch mosque massacre at campaign rallies, nor would he be accusing the opposition of supporting those who want to divide Turkey.
His interior minister would not be loudly touting the fact that Turkey defied the United States when it invaded Syria and…