Erdogan’s Worst Enemy Is His Only Ally
The real winner of Turkey’s local elections is the ultranationalist MHP party.
By Selim Sazak | April 9, 2019, 3:31 PM
Turkey’s local elections on March 31 ended with a plot twist: The secular opposition scored a surprise upset against the country’s strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The opposition’s victory is historic, particularly considering that Erdogan, who has not lost a single election since he was elected Istanbul’s mayor in 1994, saw his party lose key races that he had turned into a referendum on himself.
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