January 19, 2014

The End of Erdogan's Islamization?

Alex Alexiev, National Review

The Associated Press

Turkey’s widespread corruption scandal has Erdogan’s party and the Islamists splintering.

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TAGGED: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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A Race for More than the Mayor of Istanbul
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Another Test for Erdogan
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The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan
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January 9, 2014
Erdogan Faces Byzantine Crisis
The Australian
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