Five reasons why Erdogan won Turkey's polls

Five reasons why Erdogan won Turkey's pollsTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a decisive victory in weekend elections, scuppering predictions that his popularity was on the wane after 15 years in power. Erdogan, 64, secured a new presidential term with enhanced powers in an outright first round victory against his main rival Muharrem Ince who failed to end the Turkish strongman’s supremacy despite an energetic campaign. The results surprised many analysts who had predicted a second round vote and an opposition majority.

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