October 14, 2012

Turkey Never an Arab Spring Model

Magdy Aziz Tobia, Jerusalem Post

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A question worth scrutiny is who promoted the idea of a Turkish model to be followed by Arab Spring countries?

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TAGGED: Middle East, Arab Spring, AKP, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey


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What Really Makes Turkish Model Work
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Syria Becoming U.S.-Turkey Wedge Issue
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October 13, 2012
Extremism Won't Derail Arab Spring
Patrick Theros, RealClearWorld
  The so-called Arab Spring, which has now spanned many seasons since its first tremors in Tunisia, can rightly claim the title of the most transcendental event in modern Arab history. The effect of the wave of uprisings and... more ››