Erdogan’s Paradox: Turkish Leader Struggles Between Authoritarianism and Democracy

June 25, 2013 3:53 AM

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As Turkey's dominant Premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has done much to deepen the country's long-troubled institutions of democracy. But he may be remembered instead for his authoritarian streak

Turkey — the bridge between East and West. That’s how the cliché goes, a saying that endures because it’s physically true: “Welcome to Europe” reads the sign on one side of a bridge over the Bosporus, the strait that divides Istanbul. “Welcome to Asia” is the sign on the other. But the passage also ...

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