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Supporters listen to Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul’s mayor and Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate, outside city hall in Istanbul on April 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

What’s next for Turkey after local elections put Erdoğan on notice

Increased political power for Turkey’s secularist CHP is a problem for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who must now reignite the Turkish economy and stem the rising appeal of rival splinter Islamist parties.
People receive crates of water in the aftermath of earthquakes in the Samandag district of Hatay, Turkey. Erdem Sahin/EPA

How political issues hindered Turkey’s 2023 earthquake response

Social workers encountered challenges in providing their services in the aftermath of the Turkey earthquakes, facing obstacles outside of their control.
A convoy of cars of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh flee the enclave for Armenia in September 2023 after the Azerbaijani military reclaimed full control of the breakaway region. (AP Photo/Vasily Krestyaninov)

Nagorno-Karabakh: What’s next for the South Caucasus region following Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenians?

What are the broader implications of Azerbaijan’s recapture of Nagorno-Karabakh in terms of peace and security in the South Caucasus?
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power since 2003 and has tried to strengthen the executive branch during that time. AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Many once-democratic countries continue to backslide, becoming less free – but their leaders continue to enjoy popular support

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, and Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, are two leaders who have consolidated power using a similar playbook.

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