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Why Turkey's Opposition Shouldn't Underestimate Erdogan

Sinan Ciddi
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Apr 5, 2019 | 17:15 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot during municipal elections in Istanbul on March 31, 2019.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot during municipal elections in Istanbul on March 31. Losses in key cities eroded Erdogan's power base.

(BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey's main opposition party and its electoral partner pulled off a stunning upset of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in local elections on March 31. Voters in Ankara, the capital, and Istanbul, Turkey's industrial and economic center, opted for candidates from...

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