Turkish challenger Kilicdaroglu pledges ‘true democracy’
10 May 2023 | 1:17 pm
The man hoping to unseat Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey's president in elections this weekend told DW he wanted to turn foreign policy around "180 degrees" and to "bring true democracy to this country."
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