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Turkey’s President Fights for Political Survival

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Turkey’s President Fights for Political Survival

17 Mei 2023

For two decades, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has loomed large over Turkish politics. But skyrocketing inflation and a devastating earthquake have eroded his power and, in a presidential election over the weekend, he was forced into a runoff. Ben Hubbard, The Times’s Istanbul bureau chief, discusses how Turkey’s troubles have made Mr. Erdogan politically vulnerable. Guest: Ben Hubbard, the Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times.  Background reading:  Despite the headwinds, Mr. Erdogan appears to be in a strong position to emerge with another five-year term. Here’s what to know. The election suggested that even if Mr. Erdogan’s grip on power has been loosened, it has not yet broken. For more information on today’s episode, visit Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.


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