The Debate

Erdogan's electoral blitz: High stakes in tense Turkey general election (part 1)

Bomb attacks, a refugee crisis, renewed fighting with Kurdish separatists and a crackdown on media outlets. That's the backdrop in Turkey as voters prepare to return to the polls on Sunday in a do-over of June's general election. The stakes are high, with a sense that Sunday's poll puts its democracy at yet another crossroads. Thirteen years of AKP rule have seen a tripling of the country's wealth, but hardball politics is rekindling fears of a return to political instability and dictatorship.

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Produced by Charles Wente, Chris Davis and Emerald Maxwell

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