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  1. Embattled Turkish PM Claims Election Victory

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in Turkey’s local elections, with preliminary results indicating a big win for his Justice and Development Party. Sunday’s election was seen as a referendum on his recent actions, ranging from corruption allegations to protest crackdowns. Erdogan has received heavy criticism in recent weeks for banning access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — popular channels among his most outspoken critics. In his victory speech, Erdogan had an ominous message for his opponents: “They will pay and account for their deeds.” 

    Sources: Al Jazeera, Middle East OnlineWSJ (sub)

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