Athens gets first taste of Erdogan's new era in power

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Kotzias, Tsipras, Turkey
Photo by UNAOC via Flickr
Photo by UNAOC via Flickr

The latest chapter in Turkey's history began on July 9 when Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for another term as president of Turkey while launching a new political system that grants greater power to its leader.

Erdogan has now been in office since 1994, when he was elected mayor of Istanbul. In 2002, he founded with his then closest allies, Abdullah Gul and Bulent Arinc (who are now politically isolated) the AKP, or Justice and Development Party, which has bee...

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