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The resilience of the populist ‘strongman’

3 June 2023

5:00 AM

3 June 2023

5:00 AM

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a presidential election runoff last Sunday, extending his rule into a third decade.

Erdogan, 69, secured more than 52 per cent of the vote, despite formidable political crises including soaring inflation that passed 80 per cent in 2022, and scathing criticism over his handling of earthquakes that killed more than 50,000 people.

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