Turkey's demography has changed. The poorer more religious Turks have many more children than the secular ones. Erdogan being a politician is singing to the audience, and hence he is becomeing more powerful. Just because he is popular does not make him good. The Ayatola was popular up until the revolution was over. Doesn't look now like the the Iranian people made a good bet bet when they supported him back then.... Turks should learn from others' mistakes. But then maybe they will in 30-40 years.
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