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The AKP's Thirst for Power Risks Leaving Turkey High and Dry

Jun 11, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Opposition supporters in Turkey await the arrival of their candidate for mayor of Istanbul on May 30, 2019.

Ekrem Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate for mayor of Istanbul, won a narrow victory during the first March 31 election, defeating the candidate from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). But Turkey’s election body annulled the result after claims of "irregularities." A revote has since been scheduled for June 23.

(Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Turkey's ruling party has shown it will do almost anything to remain in power -- whether it's calling for do-overs to win elections, or pursuing economically-risky policies to win voters' support....

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