Young Turkish voters will decide on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s future. If he is re-elected, the political system will change.
Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won every election in Turkey for the past 16 years. The current economic crisis means he is now in danger of losing his parliamentary majority — and re-election as president is far from certain.
Both President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his rival Muharrem Ince have been holding mass rallies daily a week ahead of elections. In April, Erdogan announced that elections would be held a year and a half early.
Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is running in the Turkish presidential election — from prison. He may have a huge following in the country, but he has received little coverage in Turkey's mainstream press.
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