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Erdogan’s victory in Turkish election expands his powers

Despite controversy over the count and a tense day across the country, Turkey’s incumbent president, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, declared victory in presidential and parliamentary elections, Sunday night. While different accounts of the number of votes counted continuing to dog the final hours – and with opposition parties crying foul – Erdogan now stands ready to […]