- Move against Kurdish and nationalist parties to lay groundwork for presidential rule
- EU refugee deal may collapse as Erdogan focuses on regional ambitions
- Syrian misadventure may expose the president to a palace coup from his own AKP party
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has moved swiftly to consolidate power in recent weeks, laying the groundwork for mass arrests of opposition lawmakers and purging his own party of independent thinkers – most recently, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. But even as he prepares for one-man rule, Mr. Erdogan faces potentially crippling curbs on his regional ambitions.