What happened to Recep Tayyip Erdogan? The Turkish president came to power in 2003 promising economic and political liberalization. But under his rule, Turkey has instead moved in a profoundly illiberal, authoritarian direction - although not toward repressive Islamism, which some feared was Erdogan’s true agenda. Rather, Erdogan has become something more akin to a traditional Middle Eastern strongman: consolidating personal power, purging rivals, and suppressing dissent.
"Erdogan’s Journey" is from the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
A concise historical overture of Tayyip Erdogan's rise to power with a well rounded political commentary of his strong arm policies.