Erdogan Losing Support – level 2

13-05-2019 07:00

This year is Erdogan’s 16th as president of Turkey. However, the country’s economy is not doing well, and he is becoming less popular.

In March, there were local elections in Turkey. Erdogan’s party won all of Turkey except for two important cities – Istanbul, the largest city, and Ankara, the capital. Losing in these cities was not good for Erdogan.

His party requested a new election in Istanbul – it said that there was fraud. The government accepted the request, and now it is planning a new election for June.
Erdogan said that the new election is an important step for Turkish democracy. On the other hand, the European Parliament believes the opposite.

Difficult words: local election (when people vote/choose their local leaders), request (formally asking for something), fraud (cheating, doing something illegal).

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