April 3, 2014

Why Turkey's Erdogan Keeps Winning

Mustafa Akyol, Al Monitor

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to fuse Turkey’s center-right and Islamist-right into one major bloc accepting his explanation of recent political scandals to be conspiracies against his rule.

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March 30, 2014
In Turkey, Challenging West Wins Elections
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