Diari de les idees – Turkey is increasingly eastward-leaning
01 June 2023

The Turkish presidential elections seem not only to have demonstrated Erdoğan’s invincibility, but also, once again, the chronic weakness of his opponents in not being able to convince and mobilize the masses to defend what is left of the democratic system. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has dominated the Turkish political scene for two decades, has not only managed to maintain his majority in Parliament – in obtaining 320 seats out of a total of 600 – but has ended up revalidating his mandate after narrowly failing to surpass 50% of the votes in the first round. In a way, it…

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