A mayor in Turkey has stepped up to fight against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political agenda. Ankara is critical, but the mayor’s popularity is rising.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's swearing-in as Turkey's new all-powerful president is the culmination of a long quest. But Turkey remains divided, and Germany must not abandon the Turkish opposition, says DW's Gunnar Köhne.
Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has won another term, securing an outright majority according to official results. The elections are the first held under a new system which gives the president expansive powers.
Support for Erdogan was proportionally higher among the Turkish community in Germany than it was in Turkey. That, alongside celebrations in German cities after Erdogan won the election, has drawn criticism.
Incumbent president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is leading the polls with more than 90 percent of ballot boxes opened. But observers and opposition parties have warned of irregularities at polling stations across the country.
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