Opposition parties struggle to get air time in Turkey’s election

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK. His main presidential rival, Muharrem Ince, had less than seven. "They make pro-government broadcasting with

Polls suggest that Erdogan can lose parliamentary majority

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey could stage another election if the alliance between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party and the nationalist MHP party cannot form a majority in parliament after Sunday's vote, the MHP leader said. Turks will vote on June 24 in presidential and parliamentary elections that will herald a

Revitalized opposition awaits President Erdogan in the election

(Reuters) ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15-year grip on Turkey, seeking to overcome a revitalized opposition against the background of an increasingly troubled economy. A self-styled heavyweight champion of campaigning, Erdogan has won successive elections since his Islamic-rooted ruling party came

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