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Erdogan's EU victory wins fans among Turks in Germany

When Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from last week's EU Council with major concessions from the EU in hand, it did not come in a political vacuum.

Turkey is holding a general election on 1 November, its second this year. The vote was called after Erdogan's AKP party failed to secure a majority in an election in June.

The Turkish president, known for his strongman tactics and populist appeal, desperately needs to shore up his support in order to cross the majority...

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