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Turkey: Cheats Triumph in Election – Wide Spead and Systemic Fraud

Turkey: Cheats Triumph in Election – Wide Spead and Systemic Fraud

The 30 March local elections may have been the dirtiest in Turkish history, according to numerous reports of widespread cheating. AD : The long-awaited municipal elections are complete in Turkey, under the shadow of the alleged widespread infractions by the ...

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There Are Much Bigger Problems In Turkey That Could Derail Its Alliance With America

There Are Much Bigger Problems In Turkey That Could Derail Its Alliance With America

While the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces an extensive corruption investigation targeting his inner circle, the country’s problems far exceed domestic graft. Turkey is entangled in several shady endeavors that could eventually jeopardize its standing as a ...

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Turkey At The Barricades

Turkey At The Barricades

The dreams of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, for the recrudescence of the Ottoman Empire are evaporating under the Istanbul sky. His party The Justice and Development party (AKP), is in disarray; a major corruption and bribery scandal ...

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Things are Getting Serious in Turkey: Is a Military Coup out of the Question?

Things are Getting Serious in Turkey: Is a Military Coup out of the Question?

Not too long ago, the answer to the question above would be: “Yes, a military takeover, of the kind frequently experienced in Turkey in the past, is no longer an option.” This would be the answer, not only because the ...

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Goat Droppings and Real Democracy

Goat Droppings and Real Democracy

“Goat droppings” is the polite translation for a graphic Turkish expression that describes something insipid: The idea is that goat pellets are relatively inoffensive, lacking the quality of real dung. The phrase is the perfect epithet for a package of ...

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Gulen-AKP Clash Is Now in the Open

Gulen-AKP Clash Is Now in the Open

That there was a covert power struggle between the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party [AKP] and “The Service,” a sociopolitical Islamic movement under the spiritual leadership of Turkish Sunni man of religion Fethullah Gulen is known. This struggle broke ...

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