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Erdogan counting on elections to recoup from scandals

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is banking on the polls, not the courts, to vindicate himself from the current allegations of corruption.
Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan listen to his speech during the opening ceremony of a new line of the Ankara Metro in Ankara February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX18NXK
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Failing to roll back mounting allegation of corruption against members of his government and family, and consequently himself, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan finds himself increasingly cornered politically. Many are questioning how his political career can survive the scandal.

Constitutionally questionable steps by the government — which Erdogan’s critics see as attempts to cover corruption allegations — appear also to have come too late for him. Developments show that reliance on restrictive legislation to control the judiciary and the media in the age of information technologies is misplaced. 

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