Erdogan Losing Support – level 1

13-05-2019 07:00

Erdogan is the president of Turkey. This year is his 16th as president. He is popular. However, he is becoming less and less popular.

In March, there are local elections in Turkey. People can choose people from Erdogan’s party. They can also choose people from another party. Erdogan’s party wins in almost all of Turkey.

It does not win in two cities. These cities are Istanbul and Ankara. They are important. Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest city. Ankara is the capital. This is not good for Erdogan. He wants to change this.

His party says that there is fraud in the election. It wants a new election in Istanbul. The party plans the new election for June.

Erdogan is happy. He says that this is good for democracy. The European Parliament does not think so. It thinks that this is bad for democracy.

Difficult words: local election (when people vote/choose their local leaders), party (a group of people who are in politics), fraud (cheating, something wrong/illegal).

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