Bloomberg View: Erdoğan's Dangerous Power Grab

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Photograph by Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

Protests against plans to replace an Istanbul park with a shopping mall have spread across Turkey, metastasizing into something far more politically significant. While the demonstrations aren’t the start of a Turkish Spring, they show why Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s design to turn his country into a presidential republic next year should be stopped.

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