Turkish earthquake survivors reconsider election loyalty to Erdogan

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By Can Sezer and Jonathan Spicer KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan could have relied on strong voter backing from Cigdemtepe and other villages and towns across southeast Turkey in the past, but a huge earthquake and a slow rescue response has made once loyal support more uncertain. There are signs his AK Party (AKP) is increasingly aware that it cannot take past votes for granted, as officials talk of accelerating rebuilding plans before elections in May, which may prove the toughest of Erdogan’s more than two decades in power. “This whole village has voted AK…

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