What is ErdoIan’s game plan?

In the wake of the June 7 elections, we have witnessed an unprecedented silence on the part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He did not talk to the press, he did not appear on TV and he has only issued a formal presidential statement which sounded quite impartial, calling everyone to respect the results and so on.
His silence was the number one indicator of the devastating effects the election results had on him and his party. Is this a permanent situation? Will we witness an Erdogan who acts as a president should act in parliamentarian systems? Will he take his hands off the ruling party? Will he put an end to acting as if he is the party leader, prime minister and president all at the same time?
Well, I cannot answer yes to any of these questions. I believe Erdogan sees this electionand’s results as a kind of road accident and he is just trying to heal his wounds. Whenever he finds the opportunity he will continue his journey from where he left off. However, as a masterful politician, he shows resilience he has already changed his tone and gives the impression that he is stepping back to the Constitutional boundaries. Except for his and”newand” tone, every other sign indicates that he will try to maintain his position and return to his journey to obtain more power as soon as he has the opportunity.
The first sign is the solemn declaration by the AKP stating that they and”will not allow anyone to question the position of president Erdoganand” and this is their red line for any coalition government. No one questions Erdoganand’s constitutional powers, yet he continues to act as though he is still the chairman of the AKP in his efforts to dominate the whole political system. Therefore, if anyone engages a coalition with the AKP they will have to accept Erdoganand’s abnormal position in the system as a precondition.
The second sign was Erdoganand’s meeting with the former chairperson of the Republican Peopleand’s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal. Baykal, as the oldest deputy, will be chairing parliament after its opening. This was the excuse given for the Erdogan-Baykal meeting the president and parliamentand’s acting chair were discussing and”technical matters.and” These technical matters must have been such burning issues for Erdogan to have respected Baykaland’s objection to meet in the presidential palace, as they met in the office of the foreign minister instead. It is obvious that Erdogan is trying to arrange a coalition between the AKP and the CHP by offering something to Baykal, like the position of parliament speaker. A negotiation that should be conducted between the CHP and the AKP leadership is probably being conducted between Erdogan and Baykal. For Erdogan, there are two alternative solutions.
One is to fix a coalition between the AKP and an opposition party which will not question Erdoganand’s role and will not try to make an in-depth inquiry into corruption allegations. The second and more desirable solution, from Erdoganand’s perspective, is to call for an early election after making it seem as though all efforts to form a coalition government have failed because of the and”rigid attitudesand” of opposition parties. In this election, if the AKP raises its votes by just a few points then Erdogan may rule Turkey as he wishes.
If the opposition parties do not come together and take an active role in parliament, Erdogan will gather his strength once again, and seize the initiative soon.