Ecstatic/distraught, relieved/incredulous: after yet another crushing Erdogan victory, Turkey’s heart is again split in two.
How did it come to this?
His critics had hoped for so much. A fractured opposition had united for the parliamentary vote and looked set to deprive the president of his majority.
And in the presidential election, the centre-left CHP believed they had fielded a winner: Muharrem Ince was charismatic, he had the common touch, he drew vast crowds.
Polls suggested he would force Recep Tayyip Erdogan into a second-round run-off.
Turkey’s economic boom has stalled, with inflation at 12% and the Turkish lira losing almost a fifth of its value this year, prompting anger among Mr Erdogan’s support base.
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