EGF Turkey File, May — June, 2018

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Insights into Turkish Domestic and International Politics

Mid-May 2018 — June 2018

By Ben McPherson, EGF Turkey and Black Sea Regional Analyst

Key Points:

  • President Erdoğan"s gamble pays off as he secures first-round victory in key election
  • Though fiery, opposition parties fail to derail nationalist gains
  • New presidential system comes into effect, entrenching President Erdoğan further
  • MHP"s support plays a key role in Erdoğan"s election, and Kurdish policy may depend on power sharing in the new system
  • Syria: Ankara-Washington agreement on Manbij comes in effect

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