Turkey's President Must Be Studying Putin's Playbook
For all the attention President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives, you'd hardly know Turkey has a prime minister.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 21, 2015
A 60-something-year-old European leader with unchecked ambition, bent on crushing his opposition. No, we’re not describing Vladimir Putin.
We’re talking about Recep Tayyip Erdogan — Turkey's charismatic prime minister-turned-president. (Video via Presidency of the Republic of Turkey)
Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics for over a decade. When he was barred from running for a fourth term as prime minister, he successfully ran for president. (Video via Presidency of the Republic of Turkey)