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A girl holds a Turkish national flag as she visits the mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara. (Reuters)


Opinion: The President Turkey Needs

Opinion: The President Turkey Needs

On August 10 Turkey will go to the polls to elect a new president. This is a first for the Turkish people. An election that parliament used to conduct in silence, in a traditional and symbolic way, now lies with the people. The presidential election will now neither...
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Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeledin İhsanoğlu. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/GettyImages)


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...