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Turkey Can Avoid Putinism

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to win presidential elections and wants to create a presidential system to concentrate power in his hands. That's a bad idea for Turkey.
It doesn't have to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan's way.

As soon as Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to win the country's first direct presidential election, most opinion polls indicate. And there's little reason to doubt them: He enjoys the support of a slavishly loyal media and has 12 times the declared campaign funding of his politically inexperienced rival.

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