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Turkish President Erdoğan’s Election Victory Makes Him More Powerful Than Ever

Erdoğan’s victory is just the latest in the recent rise of authoritarian, nationalist, and populist leaders around the world.

Erdogan's supporters celebrate outside the AK party headquarters on June 24 in Istanbul. Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images.

On the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait linking Turkey to Europe, residents of Istanbul’s Kadıköy district marched in rallies in the rain and screamed “rights, law, and justice” in a last-ditch effort for change. But on the night of June 24, they said farewell to democracy.

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