Henry Kirby -
In a week of surprises in Turkey, first the Justice and Development Party (AKP) controlled by Pesident Recep Tayyip Erdogan swept to a surprise victory in the general election on November 1. Three days later, AKP has now dropped another shocker after the presidential spokesman called for a referendum to create an executive presidency.
In the latest “Window on the East” podcast, bne IntelliNews Editor-at-Large Ben Aris speaks to our Istanbul bureau chief, Kivanc Dundar.
For more post-election analysis, come to bne IntelliNews' latest debate, "Turkey: Which Way Now?" on November 24th. For more info and registration visit j.mp/turkey-debate.
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