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Turkey’s Next Round of Elections Are Looking Down a Familiar Path

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Dec 12, 2018 | 15:31 GMT
Supporters cheer for Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek, a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, on April 5, 2014.

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.

(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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