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How Erdogan won Turkish election

Posted by: The Conversation Global highlights

Date: Monday, 29 May 2023

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain president of Turkey for another five years after winning Sunday’s run-off election over his rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, writes Mehmet Ozalp of Charles Sturt University. If Erdogan serves the full five-year term, he will have held power for 26 years. So, how did he win the election and what is likely to happen in the country in the foreseeable future? Click here for Mehmet’s early analysis.

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Stephen Khan

Global Executive Editor

Ali Unal/AP

How Erdogan held onto power in Turkey, and what this means for the country’s future

Mehmet Ozalp, Charles Sturt University

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.

Like anyone else, Russians still go to the pub, even if the TV is state controlled. Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Despite the war, Russia is still part of Europe – for a lasting peace both sides need to remember that

Anna Matveeva, King's College London

Polarisation inside Russia and with Ukrainians and other Europeans is very unhelpful.

Being queer in Africa: the state of LGBTIQ+ rights across the continent

Zethu Matebeni, University of Fort Hare

In over 30 countries LGBTIQ+ people would face imprisonment. Progress has been made but there is still a long way to go.

Empowerment, individual strength and the many facets of love: why I fell for Tina Turner

Leigh Carriage, Southern Cross University

The legendary singer has died at 83. Her performance practice exemplified fierce hard work.

 
 
 
 

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