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A Challenger For Erdogan

The main opposition parties have chosen Edmeleddin Ihsanoglu to run against Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Aug. 10 presidential election. A summer campaign is about to heat up.

Erdogan and Ihsanoglu are ready to go head-to-head.
Erdogan and Ihsanoglu are ready to go head-to-head.
Suat Kiniklioglu

ISTANBUL — It had been Turkey's hot topic for the past six weeks: who would run as opposition candidate in the August presidential election.

Everyone had a very specific idea about what qualities any potential candidate should have. To face off against the presumed frontrunner, current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate should be bilingual. He should have government experience. He should understand foreign affairs. He should be tall. He should have blue eyes. He should be from our party. No, he should not be from our party. He should be an academic. He should be a she.

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End Of Roe v. Wade, The World Is Watching

As the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights, many fear an imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. But in other countries, the global fight for sexual and reproductive rights is going in different directions.

"Don't abort my right" At 2019 pro-choice march In Toulouse, France.

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank and Sophia Constantino

PARIS — Nearly 50 years after it ensured the right to abortion to Americans, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case, meaning that millions of women in the U.S. may lose their constitutional right to abortion.

The groundbreaking decision is likely to set off a range of restrictions on abortion access in multiple states in the U.S., half of which are expected to implement new bans on the procedure. Thirteen have already passed "trigger laws" that will automatically make abortion illegal.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the ruling "a tragic error" and urged individual states to enact laws to allow the procedure.

In a country divided on such a polarizing topic, the decision is likely to cause major shifts in American law and undoubtedly spark outrage among the country’s pro-choice groups. Yet the impact of such a momentous shift, like others in the United States, is also likely to reverberate around the world — and perhaps, eventually, back again in the 50 States.

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