NYTimes: Taking On Erdogan, Turkish Opposition Leader Banks on Everyman Appeal

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu is doing everything he can to win Turkey’s next Presidential election against incumbent, Tayyip Erdogan. His current strategy is to play in opposition to Erdogan in every way, including his policies, promises, and persona. Kilicdaroglu promises to bolster democracy in the country, whereas Erdogan has centralized power with the President during his term. Additionally, he contrasts Erdogan’s tough and often bombarding approach to campaigning, by remaining calm, and often broadcasting to voters straight from his kitchen. Kilicdaroglu himself, and other members of the Republican People’s Party (C.H.P.) have tried to run against Erdogan in the past and have failed. This election will show whether Turkish people are truly ready for a change. To read the full article, click here. To read more about politics, click here.

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