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Opinion: İhsanoğlu could rescue Turkey’s opposition

Opinion: İhsanoğlu could rescue Turkey’s opposition

A broad-ranging political, media and public discussion erupted inside and outside Turkey as soon as Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the secular Atatürk-founded Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced that Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu would be the opposition’s candidate...
Turkey’s Game-Changer?

Turkey’s Game-Changer?

There have been a lot of positive reactions to the news that Turkey’s secular opposition have joined with nationalists to back a pious former Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference as its candidate for the country’s first-ever direct...
Asharq Al-Awsat Profile: New OIC Chief Iyad Madani

Asharq Al-Awsat Profile: New OIC Chief Iyad Madani

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iyad bin Amin Madani, the newly-elected secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was born in April 1946 and hails from a family in Mecca. During his career he has assumed a number of ministerial posts in Saudi Arabia,...