Recent elections in Turkey, Hungary and Russia raise a fundamental question about democracy. Can it give autocracy a mandate?
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
With the Turkish leader winning yet another election, the stage is set for him to consolidate his power at home and in the world.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has headed off a political humiliation, but making good on his extravagant promises won't be easy.
Turkey's snap election is on Sunday. One fact is clear: The candidates and electorate are both nationalist and pious. That's in contrast to the strict secularism of 20th century politics.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
Turkey’s June 24 elections are the first in 16 years that could be politically meaningful. Opposition parties seem revitalised and could launch anti-Erdoğan coalition into the second round.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeks nothing short of leading the Muslim world, building on Turkey's imperial Ottoman past.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
The Erdoğan regime's move into northern Syria is being justified in the name of European security.
Yes, a lot of Turkish citizens are looking for a chance to start new lives abroad – but not all of them are doing it for the same reasons.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
Turkey's actions have arguably improved the situation in Somalia over the past six years but its increasing role could bring it on a collision course with other states.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spent a year fighting for every populist cause he can.
In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.
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