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Erdogan Pushes to Cement His Hold on Turkey

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Jun 5, 2019 | 20:29 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan campaigns for Justice and Development Party candidates in Ankara on March 28, 2019.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the governing Justice and Development Party pushed for a do-over of this spring's mayoral election in Istanbul. A loss in the June 23 revote could prove more crushing for them than the initial loss they suffered on March 31.

(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

By pressing for an election do-over in Istanbul, the Turkish president and his ruling party have signaled their willingness to hang on to and consolidate their base of power....

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