For two decades, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has loomed large over Turkish politics. But skyrocketing inflation and a devastating earthquake have eroded his power and, in a presidential election over the weekend, he was forced into a runoff.
Ben Hubbard, The Times’s Istanbul bureau chief, discusses how Turkey’s troubles have made Mr. Erdogan politically vulnerable.
Despite the headwinds, Mr. Erdogan appears to be in a strong position to emerge with another five-year term. Here’s what to know.
The election suggested that even if Mr. Erdogan’s grip on power has been loosened, it has not yet broken.
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Ben Hubbard contributed reporting.
Translations by Seda Ozturk and Elif Ince.
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