May 16, 2014

Erdogan Loses His Grip

Raniah Salloum, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

This week's mine explosion in Soma, Turkey has killed almost 300 people and galvanized the country. Now Erdogan's insensitive outbursts, and a video of him calling a man an "Israeli brute," are spurring widespread anger.

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