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Turkey's Erdogan Undeterred by Parliamentary Loss

The bid by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to extend his powers by turning the government into an executive presidency received a major blow in this month's elections. But he insists he retains a powerful mandate, a claim rejected by opposition parties.   Erdogan campaigned hard for his AK Party to secure a supermajority to allow it to change Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.  The voters rejected that call, with the AK Party losing its...

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