Supporters cheer for Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek, a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, on April 5, 2014. The opposition Republican People's Party alleged that the ruling party rigged votes to push Gokcek, the incumbent, past challenger Mansur Yavas.
By ordinary measures, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party would find itself in a precarious position ahead of local elections in March. But these are not ordinary times in Turkey....
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