Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
With a new system of government and consolidated power structure, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could rule until 2029. (Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters)
In a very close—and closely watched—referendum vote, Turks on Sunday handed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan what many say is authoritarian rule. With more than 99 percent of ballots counted, Erdoğan claimed a win with 51.36 percent voting in favor of the referendum and 48.64 voting against. However, the Guardian reported , disparities persisted...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Turkish women are leading the opposition. This is not a coincidence," writes author and activist Elif Shafak. "When societies slide into authoritarianism, ultranationalism and fanaticism, women have much more to lose than men." (Photo: Guido Menato/cc/flickr)
Turkish citizens head to the polls on Sunday to vote on a historic referendum...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Turkey's brutal crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup reached new...

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