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Erdogan won and lost in referendum

A.Kadir Yildirim

Erdogan won and lost in referendum.

Turkey President Recep Erdogan gained greater political power through the country's constitutional referendum, held April 16, 2017, but he failed to secure democratic legitimacy to shore up public support, research scholar A.Kadir Yildirim writes in this blog post for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog: http://wapo.st/2o7OJTp.