Posted: 02.02.2023 11:54:00

Americanist: Washington will prevent Erdogan's re-election as President of Turkiye

The United States will launch a campaign to discredit Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the upcoming presidential elections in order to prevent his re-election – as stated by the political scientist, Americanist Malek Dudakov, in his talk with the Soloviev Live channel


According to the expert, it will be easier for Washington to negotiate with Erdogan’s opponents than with him. “There is not much time left before the elections. All of his opponents are pro-American, so it would be much easier for the United States to negotiate with them than with Erdogan. Another thing is that the Turkish President's positions are quite strong. In my opinion, it is likely that he will be re–elected," Mr. Dudakov said.

At the same time, the expert did not rule out that the United States would do everything to prevent the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the Turkish leader, “For Washington, this [Erdogan’s re-election] is not the most convenient situation, and the US would like to avoid it. I think Americans will use a variety of levers [for this purpose] – supporting the opposition, escalating the situation inside Turkiye, even possibly undermining the Turkish economy.”