Erdogan Cements Power Through 2019 After Turkey Vote Triumph

  • Islamist-rooted AK Party restores majority after June losses
  • Landslide opens way for new constitution, presidential rule

Erdogan Win Ends Months of Political Tension in Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan cemented his position as Turkey’s paramount leader through at least 2019 as the Islamist party he founded won an unexpectedly sweeping election victory and signaled it may move to enshrine the president’s dominance in a new constitution.

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