The PJ Tatler

Erdogan ‘Ready to Withdraw from Political Life’?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current Prime Minister of Turkey, said he would “withdraw from political life” if his Justice and Development party failed to win majority seats in Turkey’s upcoming elections scheduled to be held  on March 30.

On March 6 he told reporters, “If my party does not achieve first place in the municipal elections, I would be ready to withdraw from political life.”

His comments come in the context of recent scandals of corruption.  Among other things, he has also been at odds with several Arab nations, chief among them Egypt, as his Muslim Brotherhood connections caused him to be a chief player in condemning the June 30 people’s revolution which saw the ousting of former Egyptian president Morsi and the Brotherhood.