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Jun 1 2011

Election 2011: The More Turkey Changes, the More Its Political Parties Stay the Same

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There is much cause for optimism and pessimism on the eve of Turkey’s 12 June general election. The ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) will most likely win. But AKP chairman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is becoming increasingly hostile to the opposition and the opposition is responding in kind. Unless its political parties mend their ways, there is a not-so-slight danger that domestic instability may hamper Turkey’s international rise after 12 June. Continue reading

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