28east

Politics, religion, and culture where East meets West

Power: consolidating

leave a comment »

As the “Balyoz coup plot case” reaches a symbolic end(?), whisperings emerge that “Erdogan intends to run for president” in 2014. No surprises here—just a confirmation that Turkey is continuing on a fairly stable path to a local and regional consolidation of business-driven power. Read here:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going to run for president in the upcoming elections, mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas said on Monday, the newspaper Haber7 reported.

Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced that the presidential elections are scheduled for August 2014.

Topbas stressed that municipal elections are scheduled for 2014. The mayor said that he will run for the head of the Istanbul municipality for the third time.

Advertisements

Written by M. James

September 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

Posted in News, Politics, Turkey

Tagged with

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s