This has been a year of escalating violence in Turkey, both due to worsening domestic dynamics and increased spillover from regional conflicts
The exacerbation of the Kurdish conflict would be devastating for Turkey, all but condemning it to a dark period marred by oppression and political violence.
A divided opposition, politicized judiciary, and compliant media helps ensure Erdogan’s power remains effectively unchallenged.
There is little indication that there will be any shift in the balance of support between the AKP and other parties, barring a change in Turkey’s demographics.
Turkish government actions that diminish the rule of law undermine both the foundations of liberal democracy and a free market economy.