Erdogan Wins Turkey’s Runoff Elections

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey’s runoff elections against opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu over the weekend, extending his already 20-year leadership of the country.  Erdogan’s victory however was by a mere 4%, which gives evidence of growing division in Turkey over Erdogan’s authoritarian policies and dissatisfaction over the country’s economy which has seen significant inflation and cost of living increases.  Kilicdaroglu called it “the most unfair election in years” but stopped short of disputing the election.  In his victory speech, Erdogan promised unity behind Turkish national values and dreams, but also accused Kilicdaroglu of being in league with terrorists without giving evidence.