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Corruption Scandal and Ensuing Political Crisis

An observer recently quipped that Turkey is always on the news but for all the wrong reasons. The latest episode involves a wide – ranging corruption inquiry, the largest in the history of the...

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The Filth in Erdogan’s Closet

ISTANBUL — A wave of early morning police raids in Turkey on Dec. 17 gave the world a sudden glimpse into the murky inner workings of the country’s ruling elite, pulling back the curtain...

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Tayyip Erdogan’s fatal flaws exposed: Siddiqui

Anytime the prime minister of Turkey gets into trouble, some western commentators read it as a failure of “political Islam” and “Islamic democracy.” This is strange, given that his many unparalleled successes in office...

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Protesting Turkish prosecutor piles pressure on PM

Prosecutor Muammer Akkas says he has been removed from a high-level graft case compromised by police who refuse to arrest more suspects. ISTANBUL—A Turkish prosecutor accused police on Thursday of obstructing his pursuit of...