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Woman Seeks to Shake Up Turkish Politics and Erdogan's Plans

On her tour of Turkey's Black Sea region, Meral Aksener is drawing large crowds eager to hear her message of revitalizing her Nationalist Action Party, or MHP. The region is a bastion of Turkish nationalism and was once an MHP stronghold; however, in recent elections, the nationalist party has seen its vote cannibalized by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP. Kadri Gursel, a columnist for Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper and Al-Monitor website, says if Aksener is...

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