Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Burak Bekdil, Gatestone Institute: Turkish Sultan's New Grand Vizier: What Is His Main Goal?

To read the entire item at the Gatestone Institute, kindly click on this link:

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8105/binali-yildirim

Turkish Sultan's New Grand Vizier: What Is His Main Goal?


  • Ahmet Davutoglu was a typically Islamist prime minister, except that even his secular rivals admitted that he was an honest man -- not corrupt at all. In contrast, Binali Yildirim, who is designated to be the next prime minister, has a different story to tell.
  • There are suspicions about how the Yildirim family has run its business arm.
  • Yildirim will leave foreign policy to Erdogan and his inner cabinet exclusively. He will devote most of his time to his number one task: putting together a parliamentary majority, either by horse-trading or by snap polls, in order to introduce the executive presidential system his boss so passionately craves.