Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted an executive Turkey, headed by him. He got it. Here is how.
Ryan Bohl is a geopolitical analyst, commentator and writer. He founded and manages Geopolitics Made Super and has published works in Salon, the Atlantic Sentinel and RealClearEducation. He has three published books. His most recent, The 21st Century Made Super, can be purchased on Amazon in print and Kindle.
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