Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s campaign was laced with nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Turkey’s president has solidified his political power by allying with ultranationalist groups.
Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrate in Istanbul on May 28, 2023.
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Long-term Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reelected with 52% of the vote. Will he push the country further down an autocratic, anti-West path?
Turkey desperately needed a change in government and a breath of fresh air. Now the social, political and economic suffocation is likely to get worse.
Erdoğan or Kılıçdaroğlu – which one will be flying high after the runoff?
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Incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in a second-round vote that will decide the future trajectory of Turkey’s politics.
Turkish presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the production of a new Turkish car as part of his election campaign,
President Erdoğan has been hoping his government’s science wins would spark a wave of patriotic support.
Man on track: Turkish President Erdoğan, center, did better in his reelection campaign than predicted.
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Invading, attacking and killing adversaries abroad can boost the political prospects of leaders doing poorly at home.
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrate.
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Turkish voters will be heading back to the polls on May 28 after no candidates managed to gain more than half the votes. But incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was boosted by a stronger-than-expected showing.
With no clear winner in last weekend’s election, Turks will again go to the polls in a run-off elections between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kamal Kilicdaroglu.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkey’s opposition leader, is ahead in the polls.
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Opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is looking like he might end the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the upcoming election.
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Even if Erdogan loses the upcoming presidential election, serious questions remain about how much the country would change.
A Uighur woman protests before a group of paramilitary police in western China’s Xinjiang region.
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China’s Xi Xinping had trialled his COVID lockdown measures on what he callously called the ‘virus’ of the Uighurs, writes Stan Grant. COVID lockdowns are now over, but the trace of tyranny remains.
Erdoğan has led Turkey for 20 years. Will he be elected for five more?
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There’s a lot at stake in the May 14 presidential election. Will Turkey continue to be ruled by a populist Islamist government or return to a path of secular democratization?
Pinar Selek at a conference in Paris in 2010.
A refugee in France, the Turkish sociologist has been persecuted in her country for 25 years. Her case is emblematic of the repression of academics in Turkey – and elsewhere.
The Erdogan government’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey has been widely criticised. But how it might affect the forthcoming presidential election remains to be seen.
Erdoğan is facing criticism over his handling of the disaster.
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Disaster-hit Turkey is due to stage a presidential vote in June. Erdoğan’s handling of the earthquake response – and his role in the country’s perceived lack of preparedness – may be his undoing.
Turks have called their country Türkiye since 1923.
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When a country changes its name or requests changes to the spelling of its name, there are almost always political motives.
Turkey’s government is facing criticism over its responses to the devastating earthquakes.
Politicians will be wondering if the lessons from Turkey’s 1999 earthquake have been learned.
Cleanup of the wreckage of a collapsed building in Diyarbakır, Turkey.
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The Turkish government was well aware of earthquake-resilient construction techniques.
Opposition deputies protest as the first stage of controversial judicial reform is approved by the Knesset Law Committee on Feb. 13, 2023.
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Huge pro-democracy demonstrations in Israel have taken place for almost two months in protest of new rules for the Supreme Court that Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government is rushing into law.
Worst-hit areas in Turkey were reduced to rubble.
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Turkey has repeatedly attempted to improve its earthquake preparedness. So what went wrong?