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Latest update : 2018-04-19

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's critics say this is a term that merely dresses up the basic role of a dictator: the same man hires, fires and decides. Supporters of Erdogan perhaps see no problem - but international observers share the concern of those inside Turkey who are already under pressure because they disagree with the government.

Produced by Yi SONG, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Mark OWEN

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Ali KAZANCIGIL

Director, Anatoli Journal

Ahmed AL BURAI

Editor-at-large, TRT World

Ilhan TANIR

Senior Editor, Ahval News

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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