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Research Notes 23

Soner Cagaptay

September 2014

On August 10, Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his prolific electoral run by collecting almost 52 percent of the vote in Turkey's presidential poll, easily besting his chief rival, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who represented the left-right CHP/MHP coalition. A large part of Erdogan's success lay in peeling away conservative MHP voters through polarizing rhetoric, including tagging Ihsanoglu as a "mon cher" or effete snob, and provocatively calling out CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu's Alevi identity. Still, continued victories are not assured...

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