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Erdogan Wins Big: Will Turkish Local Election Results Silence Critics? (part 2)

To those who thought shutting down Twitter and crying conspiracy marked the beginning of the end for Turkey's prime minister of more than a decade, think again. Reçep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist-rooted AK Party won big in Sunday's local elections, improving on its 2009 score. The prime minister has so far answered a widening corruption scandal with a wholesale purge of the police and judiciary, not to mention the new internet censorship laws. What will he do now that he has the wind in his sails?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ali KAZANCIGIL

Political Analyst and Author of "Turkey, from one Revolution to Another"

Kendal NEZAN

President of the Kurdish Institute in Paris

Galip DALAY

Political researcher, SETA

Jasper MORTIMER

FRANCE 24 correspondent in Ankara

Sohrab AHMARI

Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal Europe

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Which Europe will it be? Macron's strong push for multi-speed E.U.

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

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2017-09-21 independence

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

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