On Sunday 30 March, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party celebrated a major victory. Erdogan surfaced as the unchallenged winner of the local elections, despite the fact his entire campaign had been overshadowed by allegations of corruption and undemocratic behaviour.

Under normal circumstances, the victory of the AKP would signal stability. These, however, are not normal circumstances and the victory did not signal stability.

Nevertheless, the allegations of corrup...


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