June 29, 2011

How the AK Party Harms Turkish Democracy

Soner Cagaptay, Daily Star

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Turkey's Justice and Development Party, a coalition of Islamists and conservatives known as the AK Party, recently won the country's general elections for the third consecutive time since 2002, albeit with a reduced majority.

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Justice and Development Party, AK party

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