Erdogan Rules as Turkey's Mayor, But He May Be Losing the Cities
By Taylan Bilgic
, Firat Kozok
, and Cagan Koc
June 23, 2018, 6:00 AM GMT+2
If the Erdogan era ends, it’s likely to be Turkey’s cities that deliver the knockout blow.
More diverse and less devout than President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s base in the hinterlands, Turkey’s three biggest cities -- Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir -- rejected the 2017 referendum that created the powerful post of president that’s up for grabs in Sunday’s vote.
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