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Al-Monitor: Erdogan plays Egypt card in ‘ballot box’ victory – Semih Idiz

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters with his family members in Ankara

It is evident from the 45% of the overall vote the AKP won in the local elections that Erdogan’s strategy of converting the “Dec. 17 corruption scandal” into the “Dec. 17 coup attempt” was also successful. With the aid of a pro-government media, reinforced after the AKP’s business cronies began buying mass circulation dailies at Erdogan’s behest, the conservative masses — which still constitute [...] → Read the full article…