January 3, 2014

Erdogan's Troubles Are Good for Turkey

Karl Vick, Time

The Associated Press

Translation does not do proper service to Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, the full name of the party headed by Turkey’s besieged Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In English, it comes out as “Justice and Development Party.” But in the country it has dominated for more than a decade, the party is known by its all-important initials, AK, two letters that form a word understood as “white,” “pure,” “clean” or, best of all, “unblemished.”

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, AK Party, Corruption

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