Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Erdogan's Setback Could Yet Tilt Turkey to U.S.

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun | June 25, 2019

Turkish voters dealt the country's once-invincible president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a sharp slap in the face Saturday. America should use the moment to nudge Ankara, a NATO member and erstwhile stalwart of the Atlantic alliance, back into the Western fold.
An opposition mayoral contestant in Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, handsomely beat Mr. Erdogan's favored candidate by a 9-point margin. This came after Mr. Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, or AKP, canceled the results of an earlier election and ordered a redo because its candidate lost the first time around..........To Read More...

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