Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith, (Ret.), is the Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, Georgia. In a recent column for the Georgian publication Tabula, he writes about the June election success of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party, AKP: a victory that Smith notes positions Erdoğan and his government to become "the longest serving in Turkey’s history as a multi-party democracy." But Smith also sounds a warning note. He writes, "Despite the many positive things that the AKP government has achieved, there is a real concern that democracy suffered during Erdoğan’s second term." Click below to read the article in full.