In the article of the French newspaper “Le Monde ” ” Where is Turkey going? ” It is noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to leave a trace in history similar to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, while recently all things are going in the opposite direction.
Below is a part from this article.
“Ideological affiliation is gradually outstripping Erdogan’s early pragmatism and initial voluntary initiatives. In reverse view, the desire to anchor on the Old Continent, which he loudly and openly declared in the past, was similar to the tactics of removing the army, which actually hindered his march to absolute monarchy. Characterized by his critics as the new Sultan, Erdogan has created a presidential system that suits his goals. Erdogan’s dream is to leave such a mark in history as the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal, known as Ataturk, whose legacy Erdogan has never ceased to deny. In the 2009 local government elections, however, the party led by him lost to the Kemalist opposition in many large cities. Now his rivals have expanded significantly”.