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In Elections, Turkey’s Opposition Hopes to Capitalize on Erdogan’s Woes

On Sunday Turkey holds critical local elections, with control of the country’s main cities up for grabs. With inflation soaring and recession threatening, the election may pose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan biggest challenge. A week ahead of Sunday’s polls Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands in his hometown of Istanbul, in a bid to consolidate his voting base. Even though Erdogan is not up for election, he is leading the campaign, aware his AK Party’s more than decade-long grip on...

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