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Power: consolidating

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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.

Written by M. James

September 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

Posted in News, Politics, Turkey

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