Skip to comments.Erdogan dominates Turkey’s uneven presidential race
Posted on 08/03/2014 11:00:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
After dominating Turkish politics for more than a decade, few doubt Erdogan will beat his main rival Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, a diplomat with little profile in domestic politics, or Selahattin Demirtas, a young Kurdish hopeful.
But Erdogans opponents say it has been an unfair contest, a charge the prime minister dismisses. An Erdogan victory would concentrate more power in the hands of a man who has divided Turkish society along secular-religious lines and worried Turkeys western allies.
While his rivals have funded their rallies mainly from donations, Erdogan has turned his public appearances, some of them state-financed, into a show of strength, from the ground-breaking ceremony of Istanbuls third airport in June to the launch of a high-speed train line in late July.
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Ah ! The Power of being the incumbant !
Sounds like one of our elections, except it's done thru franking 'mailers'. !