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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sworn In as Turkish President

Turkey's new President Receb Teyyib Erdogan who sworn into office today.

Turkey’s unrivaled leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as the country’s first publicly elected president, heralding a new political order in a critical Western ally after a monthslong campaign to consolidate power. A flurry of ceremonies in the capital marked Mr. Erdogan’s accession from prime minister to head of state …

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Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Big, Thinks Bigger

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine Erdogan and their children salute supporters from the balcony of his ruling party headquarters in Ankara early on Monday. Erdogan on Sunday hailed what appeared to be a clear victory for his party in local elections, providing a boost that could help him emerge from a spate of recent troubles. (AP)

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) drubbed its secular rivals in local elections over the weekend, vindicating him from charges of corruption and giving him a mandate to settle scores with his enemies For Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it wasn’t so much a vote …

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Turkey’s Power Struggle Affects Kurdish Issue

The Erdogan-Gulen conflict may have impact on the Kursih issue. Photo: New York Times

The power struggle between Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s movement has shaken the political landscape in Turkey and could result in major changes for the Kurdish minority in Turkey. The political clash between the Gulen movement and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was actually first exposed when Hakan …

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​Back to the Future: Solving the Kurdish issue, Turkey 2023

Kurdish people demonstrate to celebrate the Peace day, in Diyarbakir, on September 1, 2013. (AFP Photo / Mehmet Engin)

The so-called Kurdish issue has been a thorn in Turkey’s side since the PKK launched its terrorist struggle against the Turkish government in 1984. Turkey’s current government, led by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party or AKP), however, has vowed to bring a peaceful resolution to the conflict and …

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