Analysis: Erdogan may prevail at high cost in Turkey's political civil war

January 13, 2014 6:43 PM

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Analysis: Erdogan may prevail at high cost in Turkey's political civil war

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan looks to have the upper hand in a civil war rocking Turkey's political establishment, but his bid to break the influence of a potent Islamic cleric could roll back reforms and undermine hard-won business confidence.

What erupted a month ago as a damaging inquiry into alleged government corruption has spiraled into a battle over the judiciary with potentially much further-reaching consequences for the country's international image and Erdogan's own future.

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