Turkish lira plunges as Erdoğan claims mandate to continue divisive rule

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Ziya Meral of the Royal United Services Institute agreed. “The alliance that brought him to power this time was underwritten by a nationalist voter base, but also designed to create a sense of urgency among his supporters that whether it was Kurdish militants, western-oriented liberals or foreign powers, they all wanted to topple Erdoğan with this election,” he said.