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Turkey's Political Party Lists Become Litmus Test for Power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing to wield influence ahead of the country's June 7 general elections, despite a constitutional requirement that he stay out of party politics, his critics say. The choices of Erdogan's son-in-law, his speechwriter and his lawyer as candidates are widely seen as confirmation that the president still wields power over the ruling AK party. Critics within his party say Erdogan is seeking an AKP majority that would allow it to...

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