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>> Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's election, and this was the party in the early hours of Monday morning. Erdogan has good reason to celebrate. This victory hands him sweeping executive powers that he's long sought, and that critics say erode democracy and entrench one man rule. Erdogan is the most divisive leader in modern Turkish history.
In the aftermath of Sunday's election, many are happy with the outcome.>> I believe that this is a good result for our country. As our president says, no stopping, continue on the path.>> Erdoğan is loved by millions for delivering economic growth and building schools and hospitals. But for others it's a dark day.
It was held under a statement of emergency implemented following an attempted quo in 2016. After which some 160,000 people were detained and media outlets shutdown. In the run up to the election, Erdogan dominated coverage, with his opponents getting little airtime. He now has the power to issue decrees and appoint judges, and the office of Prime Minister will be abolished.
He says he needs those powers to reform Turkey's economy and crush Kurdish rebels in the southeast and neighboring Syria and Iraq. With a high turnout of 87%, his new powers and a majority for his AK party and its allies in Parliament, he now has the mandate to continue along that path.