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Spotlight on Turkish Elections

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored an impressive victory in local elections on March 30, despite a wide-ranging corruption probe implicating senior government officials, an economic downturn, growing public uproar over media censorship, and violent suppression of protests. Credible allegations of electoral fraud could make the results a Pyrrhic victory for Prime Minister Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Turkey's first direct presidential election in August.

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