Does election result in Istanbul breathe new life into Turkish democracy?

What does a (2nd) victory of Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul elections mean for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish politics? Read few comments.

New Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu. Credit: http://www.ekremimamoglu.com

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Local elections in Turkey: A setback for Erdogan?

How much is what happened in the local elections in Turkey a setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and what kind of reaction do you expect from him?  Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Jamal Khashoggi: How will/can the US, Europe react and what to ask from Saudi Arabia?

President Donald Trump has promised Saudi Arabia a severe punishment (but not cancelling of weapons contracts) if Riyadh murdered Jamal Khashoggi. Should the US, Europe push Saudi Arabia to reveal the fate of Mr. Khashoggi and how they should react if regime killed or kidnapped Mr. Khashoggi? Read few comments.

Jamal Khashoggi speaking at Middle East Monitor’s ‘Oslo at 25’ conference held in London on September 29, 2018. Credit: Jehan Alfarra/https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/

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Turkey elections: How Erdogan won and what’s next for Turkey

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Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with supporters. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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What to expect from Turkey’s elections

What would be your prediction for upcoming elections in Turkey? Is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan going to win everything, and what this would mean for Turkey? Or do you also see the scenario under which he could be politically weakened? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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How strong/weak is President Erdogan?

It seems that one year after the failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s positions is very strong and he dominates the political scene. Does he have any real political weakness or what it could be? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Does Erdogan care about the divisions in Turkey’s society?

It seems that Turkey is very divided after the referendum. Do you think that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do something to heal this rift, and does he care? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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