NYTimes: Turkey’s Opposition Struggles to Chart Path as Runoff Nears

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Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in good position going into Turkey’s runoff election, with his five percentage point lead over Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and just shy miss of a simple majority. Additionally, the eliminated candidate was an ultranationalist strongholder, whose votes are more likely to go to Erdogan in the next election. However, Kilicdaroglu’s camp’s strategies must turn to trying to increase voter turnout, or attempt to shift policy standpoints and campaign promises to attract more nationalist leaning voters. However, some experts believe that Kilicdaroglu did not prepare well for the possibility of the run-off. To read the full article, click here. To read more about policy, click here.

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