January 23, 2014

Erdogan for the Win?

Steven Cook, From the Potomac to the Euphrates

The Associated Press

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a stunningly gifted politician.  He can be thuggish, high-handed, painfully arrogant, but he also seems to have an innate sense of what makes many Turks tick and how to connect with them.

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TAGGED: Abdullah Gul, AKP, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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