Erdoğan suffers an epochal defeat in the local elections. – Opinion


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has always considered himself a man of the people, someone who won the majority. And now? He lost several million votes in a year. The president is experiencing a debacle in local elections, which could be a sign of things to come.

It’s difficult to write this sentence. The beginning of the end for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: is this what happened in Turkey on Sunday? People have developed a habit of caution and skepticism that has grown in the years in which Erdoğan has always found his way back. After every defeat, and there have been a few. Already during the Gezipark protests in 2013 many thought he was past the peak of his power. In 2015, his AKP lost the parliamentary elections, and in 2016 parts of the army staged a coup.

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