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Submitted by Nazim (Azerbaijan), Jun 26, 2019 at 09:57

You are saying he is on the path to absolute control but he has absolutely full control of Turkey or at least his clique of advisors has Therefore only logical conclusion is that he allowed Imamoglu to win. I have some thoughts but these are speculative so I won't speculate


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Correct, he allowed Imamoglu to win. We don't know why but that should come out with time.

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Erdogan's arrogance [47 words]Stuart WeinsteinJun 30, 2019 19:40251145
He just needs some time for a final blow... [10 words]Burhan UJul 2, 2019 10:14251145
Don't hold your breath. [21 words]Michael SJul 8, 2019 19:25251145
Oops -- Erdogan has already made his move. [105 words]Michael SJul 10, 2019 02:44251145
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1Reason for optimism: Polls shows Turks do not want Sharia [127 words]DaveJun 26, 2019 12:17251035
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w/response from Daniel Pipes
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Erdogan's Turkey Trot [77 words]Sheikh AnvakhJun 26, 2019 05:16251021
Comaring Erdogan to the EU leaders is not really fair [98 words]Michael SJul 8, 2019 18:47251021

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