Erdogan's Tightrope Walk How Turkey's Reform Project Ended in Isolation

When he first came to power, Turkish President Erdogan embarked on a path of modernization. But the growth of a new elite withered those reforms and now, an autocracy is taking hold. It is time for the West to rethink its relations with Turkey.
Von Michael Werz
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Foto: ADEM ALTAN/ AFP
Photo Gallery: The Autocrat on the Bosporus
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Photo Gallery: The Autocrat on the Bosporus

Foto: REUTERS/ Presidential Palace