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How will Turkey’s president consolidate his power?

Despite the AK Party winning a surprise victory in Sunday’s poll, Erdogan’s ambitions for further power appear thwarted.

Turkey’s ruling AK party has regained its big parliamentary majority following a snap election on Sunday.

In June, the party had lost that majority for the first time in 13 years, and attempts to form a coalition government with other parties failed.

But the weekend victory fell short of giving the AK Party a so-called supermajority, thwarting Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions for an executive presidential system.

So, how will he consolidate his powers? And how will the AK Party deal with Turkey’s many problems, both at home and abroad?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Ravaza Kavakci – Member of parliament from the first region of Istanbul for the AK Party

Egge Seckin – Turkey specialist for IHS country risk

Suat Kiniklioglu – Executive director of the Center for Strategic Communication