Global Politics

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Global Politics

Young Turkish activists prove it will be hard for Erdogan to shut down free expression

Turks will vote on a referendum Sunday that would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could keep him in office until 2029. Opponents say it's a power grab by an increasingly authoritarian ruler — and they’re finding creative ways to stand up to a president who’s been widely accused of cracking down on free expression.