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Erdogan Reasserts Power Over AK Party Weeks After Controversial Referendum
Erdogan had to give up the party's leadership when he was elected president nearly 3 years ago. That changed with April’s referendum.
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Erdogan’s Referendum Tightrope Between Kurds And Turkish Nationalists
With the recent approval of the constitutional reform package by the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey is now headed
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Turkey's Erdoğan Is Hanging On For Dear Life
Assistant professor at Marmara University; Author
ISTANBUL -- We could be witnessing the beginning of the end for Erdoğan and his circle. He evidently hopes that if fighting with the PKK resumes, the resulting chaos will turn the tide in his favor in the Nov. 1 elections. But this desperate strategy is fraught with peril.
Turkish President Approves Interim Government
The new cabinet includes pro-Kurdish and nationalist legislators.
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Multiculturalism Saves Turkey
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
When I talked with Turkish photographer Attila Durak back in 2007, he was just finishing up a project documenting the country's many ethnic groups.
The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, NYU
Turkey has the potential of becoming a significant global power, but to realize that, Erdogan must change course or leave. His arrogance, though, and self-styled piousness will prevent him from doing either and deny Turkey its deserving place to play a constructive role on the global stage.
From Political Prisoner To Turkey's Youngest Mayor
How Erdogan's Dramatic Comeback Happened, and How Far Its Impact Might Reach
Former Advisor to Abdullah Gül, the 11th president of Turkey
ISTANBUL -- The Turkish president now has an opportunity to offer something new to Turkey, to the Middle East and to the world. A fresh approach is very badly needed.
Turkey: Hope and Fear
Executive Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism
Two weeks have passed since the legislative elections of June 7 marked a major shift in the recent history of Turkey. The Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP in Turkish), headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, lost its parliamentary majority, declining to 258 out of 550 seats.
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