Turkey’s presidential election: Erdogan headed for historic run-off
18 May 2023 | 12:43 pm
Turkey's presidential election is headed to a run-off on May 28, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan will go head-to-head with the opposition's Kemal Kilicdaroglu. While the incumbent is in a strong position going into the vote, the opposition isn't giving up hope just yet. We take a closer look.
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been facing growing criticism over his response to his country's earthquake disaster. It comes at a time when he's gearing up for a re-election campaign, but now doubts are being cast on whether the vote will take place in May as expected.
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After Vladimir Putin suggested Turkey could be a hub for Russian gas deliveries, the idea ignited enthusiasm in Turkey. But technical and political challenges may undermine Erdogan's energy ambitions.
Turkey has been blocking Stockholm's NATO bid, claiming that Sweden harbors Kurdish militants and demanding the extradition of individuals it considers terrorists. DW met members of the Kurdish community worried they'll pay the price for the country's membership.
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Turkish police say they have arrested scores of people over suspected links to the outlawed PKK militant group. The detentions come just weeks before major elections.
A boatload of civilians from more than 50 countries have arrived in Saudi Arabia from Sudan. Meanwhile, Germany said it had evacuated 700 people from the country.
Some 1.5 million Turkish citizens in Germany are eligible to vote in their country's presidential and parliamentary elections, with 16 ballot stations approved by the German government.
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The Turkish president had been away from the public eye recovering from gastroenteritis. The country is set to head to the polls on May 14 as Erdogan seeks to extend his two-decade stranglehold on power.
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