Erdogan Electing a New People In Turkey
June 21, 2018, 10:08 PM
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From the Times of London:

Erdogan gave 30,000 Syrians citizenship — now it’s payback time at Turkey elections

Hannah Lucinda Smith, Istanbul
June 20 2018, 5:00pm,

President Erdogan has positioned himself as one of the only candidates supporting refugees in Turkey

President Erdogan is hoping to secure the votes of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who have been granted citizenship in Turkey in elections this weekend.

When Murat Zeki puts his voting slip in the ballot box on Sunday it will be the closest thing to a free election he has ever experienced. Yet he still feels he has little choice in who to vote for.

With main opposition parties championing a hard line on Syrian immigrants, many feel they only have one candidate who supports their right to remain in Turkey.

“I decided to vote for the AKP and Erdogan for president,” said Mr Zeki, who is one of the 30,000 Syrians who have secured the right to vote this weekend.

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