Gareth Jenkins in Reuters on local elections in Turkey
January 15, 2019: Gareth Jenkins was interviewed by Reuters about the local elections in Turkey.
“For Erdogan, it’s about prestige, too. He had to form alliances with other parties in the last two elections, which he didn’t need to in the past […] if he loses Ankara or Istanbul this time despite the alliance, it will mean that his political career is in decline. It may be a long and slow decline, but at the end of the day, it’s a decline.”