Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, securing another five years in power. His victory comes amidst tensions with Western governments and investors, amid concerns about his increasingly authoritarian rule. Erdogan’s victory was made possible by the support of nationalist allies and a faltering opposition campaign. His re-election is expected to solidify his grip on power and lead to further tensions with the West, as he has already criticized European countries for their treatment of the Turkish community and taken steps to weaken the independence of the judiciary. Erdogan’s victory also raises concerns about the future of Turkey’s economy, which has been hit hard by high inflation and a plunging currency in recent months.
Today: December 10, 2023