Erdoğan isn’t going anywhere - Tezcan Gümüş

A poll released Tuesday found support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at its highest since mid-2018, despite international disapproval for Turkey’s Syria offensive and his ruling party’s electoral losses earlier this year.  

On Wednesday, Tezcan Gümüş, lecturer at the University of Melbourne and analyst of Turkish politics and democracy, spoke with Ahval editor David Lepeska about Erdoğan’s near-absolute power, his budding rivalry with Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu and more.