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Turkey’s Erdogan Starts Forming Government After Surprise Victory

  • Luis Ramirez

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun forming a government after voters returned control of parliament to his Justice and Development Party. Analysts say security concerns are what drove the election, with Turkish voters putting worries about a slowing economy, a clamp down on the media, Erdogan's Islamist agenda and his growing authoritarian style behind their fear of terrorism and the Kurds' pursuit of autonomy. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.