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Istanbul Election

Reader comment on item: Istanbul's Election Puzzle

Submitted by Daniel Kleitman (United States), Jun 28, 2019 at 22:48

You may be right, and it seems very probable that Erdogan will take steps to reverse this election or otherwise use his many powers to attack the elements that caused it to happen.

However, many of the steps he has been taking in recent years have been counterproductive not only to the interests of his country but to himself. He seems to take big swings at things or people he does not like and as a result hurts himself as well as those he aims at. The redo of the Istanbul election is an example as are some of the other actions you describe.

It may well be that his reaction to this second election will be similarly foolhardy, and lead to his own destruction. A tyrant who attacks his own citizenry runs the risk of enraging someone who has an opportunity to terminate his existence.


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