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Who are the new movers and shakers on Turkey's political scene?

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, February 2020
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, February 2020 © Press Office/Handout via REUTERS
By: Dorian Jones
8 min

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be facing the biggest ever threat to his power.It comes from two former close allies who’ve formed new political parties and are calling for a more democratic Turkey.

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With Turkey in the economic doldrums, a situation that is likely to be exacerbated by the coronavirus epidemic, Erdogan is seen as more vulnerable than ever.

But, as correspondent Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul, the new parties are themselves facing formidable challenges.

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