On Sunday, millions of Turkish citizen went to the polls and despite expectations that opposition front might deny the incumbent a first round victory, the AK Party’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the Presidency with over 50 % of the vote. This second terms comes with enhanced powers that detractors are calling a move to one-man rule. Erdogan on the other hand calls his a win for democracy and the religion of Islam, is a country sharply divided between secularists and Islamists. Today we explore the contradictory image of the man at the center of Turkish politics.
Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Melisa Idris, Tan Chung Han