Erdogan reelected to Turkish presidency in snap election

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After already have served as the anatolian country’s leader for a decade and a half, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored another victory. His new term will witness expanded presidential powers above those which he has wielded in the past, with major governmental changes implemented following a failed 2016 coup. These elections were snap elections, held a year and half early, and Erdogan received a 52.5% ballot support from an 88% voter turnout. Erdogan’s party also received majority support in parliamentary elections, providing Erdogan with a solid grasp on the nation’s political mechanisms.

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Three Glaring Examples Proving Snopes and the AP Have No Business Being Official 'Fact Checkers'

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Before the 2016 election, people freely chose their sources for information, had discussions about the veracity and accuracy of those sources if they chose to question them, and then formed opinions based on those discussions. Now, however, this choice and discussion is quickly fading away and is being replaced by a seeming ministry of truth made up of ostensibly objective media outlets like Politifact, Snopes, and the Associated Press.

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Libya’s funding of Sarkozy’s 2007 electoral campaign. Shining the spotlight on this story to let others lapse into obscurity?

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The French Press has just discovered why the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya funded Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential electoral campaign in 2007. Sarkozy had given his word to getting the French Courts to overrule the sentence imposed on the Head of the Libyan Secret Services (Abdallah Senussi, brother-in-law of Muammar Gadaffi) to life imprisonment.

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Ben Rhodes Admits Obama Armed Jihadists In Syria In Bombshell Interview

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Someone finally asked Obama administration officials to own up to the rise of ISIS and arming jihadists in Syria. In a wide ranging interview titled "Confronting the Consequences of Obama's Foreign Policy" The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan put the question to Ben Rhodes, who served as longtime deputy national security adviser at the White House under Obama and is now promoting his newly published book, The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House.

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