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Turkish Presidential Election Heads to Second Round Runoff

The election’s first round was the tightest in years challenging Erdogan’s two decades in power

By Wall Street Journal

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the second round of the presidential election on May 28 after neither won Sunday’s first round. WSJ’s Jared Malsin explains what’s at stake. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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