A coup took place in Turkey on the night of May 5: Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was forced to resign.
According to Osman Pashayev, a correspondent of Crimean Tatar ATR TV channel, in fact, it was a coup. “For the first time in Turkey’s history, a prime minister resigns not because of a coalition’s breakup, a vote of non-confidence or intra-party contradictions but by the rule of the President. In fact, now the only ruler of Turkey is Erdogan, who is eager to turn his country from a parliamentary into a presidential republic,” Pashayev says.
On May 28, the ruling Justice and Development Party is to hold a special congress. On May 6 Davutoglu is to give a press conference. Among his potential successors are Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, Healthcare Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu, Transport Minister Binali Yildirim, Deputy Prime Minister Noman Kurtulmus and Energy Minister Berat Albairak. “The latter has the biggest chances just because he is Erdogan’s son-in-law. So, it seems that Erdogan is going to turn Turkey into a kind of a sultanate, with no European things and some stupid proprieties. In fact, he is creating a regime similar to the ones in Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan or, at least, in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, a regime where power is inherited,” Pashayev says.