Latest update: 03/10/2012
Ali Kazancigil, Political scientist and Turkey specialist
On Monday, modern Turkey's most powerful prime minister celebrated nearly a decade in office, and his last congress as AK party chairman. Recep Tayip Erdogan also hinted he might stand for president in 2014, a role that would give him wide-ranging powers if a new constitution is established. Political analyst Ali Kazancigil analyses Erdogan’s record and weighs his chances of becoming Turkey’s next president.