Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power since 2003 and has tried to strengthen the executive branch during that time.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, and Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, are two leaders who have consolidated power using a similar playbook.
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?
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.
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.
Ekrem Imamoglu – heading to jail or the presidency.
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Conviction means popular opposition figure Ekrem Imamoglu is barred from running for office. It comes as incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces dwindling support.
Erdoğan marked four years in July since a 2016 failed coup attempt.
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A proposed new law could increase state control over social media, amid an effort to curb criticism of the Erdoğan government.
Money, money, money.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
President Erdoğan is accusing the West of striving to destabilise Turkey.
Recent elections in Turkey, Hungary and Russia raise a fundamental question about democracy. Can it give autocracy a mandate?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters after winning with 52% of the vote in the Turkish election.
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With the Turkish leader winning yet another election, the stage is set for him to consolidate his power at home and in the world.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has headed off a political humiliation, but making good on his extravagant promises won’t be easy.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president’s power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, looms large over the upcoming elections.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
Turkish soldiers in a trench at Gallipoli. The way Turkish youth commemorate the battle tells us much about the country’s politics.
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At Gallipoli this Anzac Day, thousands of Turkish youth will re-enact a march that stopped the Anzac advance in 1915. The march has taken on new significance in Turkey since an attempted coup in 2016.
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.
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.
Here goes: Kurdish people in south-eastern Turkey vote in the constitutional referendum.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the ‘Kurdish question’ is at the forefront once again.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey’s president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
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Whatever the result of Turkey’s long-awaited vote on presidential powers, things will get worse before they get better.