Erdogan’s AK Party membership seen sliding further as dissent grows

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party faces more defections after losing 840,000 members in the last year, former loyalists say, compounding its difficulties after two founding members broke ranks aiming to set up rival parties.

Erdogan, modern  Turkey ‘s longest serving leader, has already faced a series of setbacks this year including an economic recession which has eroded AK Party support and defeat for his candidates in mayoral elections in Ankara and Istanbul.

The June loss in Istanbul prompted ex-economy minister Ali...


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Erdogan’s AK Party membership seen sliding further as dissent grows


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