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Is this the Beginning of the End for Turkey's Erdogan?

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Jul 3, 2019 | 19:25 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019.

The results of the Istanbul mayoral do-over election on June 23 appear to have caught Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by surprise. He has not been able to articulate a clear response to the opposition candidate's overwhelming victory.

(MIKHAIL SVETLOV/Getty Images)

The Turkish president's support is eroding, as evidenced by a series of stinging electoral defeats. With former allies planning to form a rival party and an economy stuck in a deep rut, it seems unlikely he can repair the damage....

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