ERDOGAN THE RISE TO ABSOLUTE POWER
The new Sultan of the Middle East
In just a few years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has achieved the tour de force of becoming the strong man of the Middle East and a key diplomatic partner for Brussels and Washington, but also the unchallenged ruler of a Turkey in complete disarray.
The attempted coup on July 15, 2016, left him even more powerful and more determined than ever to rule alone and indefinitely.
This film tells the story of the slow transformation of a man. Once democratic and pro-European, he is now a reactionary head of state with autocratic aims. From the abrupt cessation of Turkey’s EU accession talks in 2010 to the colossal purges destabilizing the country, we witness the implementation of a ruthless strategy aimed at making the Turkish president the new Sultan of the Middle East.