11 May 2023

How will victims of Turkey’s devastating earthquake vote in the election?

After two decades of rule, this weekend Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces his toughest election challenge yet.

The vote is a choice between increasingly centralised authoritarian rule under Erdogan, versus a return to parliamentary democracy under the opposition.

The election comes just three months after the devastating earthquake which killed more than 50,000 people.

We went back to the affected area, which traditionally supports Erdogan, to see if the response to the disaster has affected his popularity.