March 20, 2014

Scandal and Protests Threaten Turkey's AKP

Dan Steinvorth, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing the most difficult challenge of his premiership. Corruption scandals, a weakening economy and a draining battle with the Gülen movement have the leader reeling ahead of important local elections.

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TAGGED: AKP, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey


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