Robert Ellis Thursday 4 February 2016
Turkey's President Erdogan may hold another election to obtain the 330 seats he needs to hold a referendum on the country's constitution.
Until 2002, when the AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power, Turkey was doing pretty well in following Kemal Atatürk’s dictum: “peace at home, peace abroad”. Admittedly, there were three military coups between 1960 and 1980 to keep Turkey on track, together with ‘a soft coup’ in 1997. But the country was still a respected member of NATO with prospects - however distant - of EU membership.