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The Permanent State of Crisis in Turkey

Soner Cagaptay

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Wall Street Journal

April 12, 2017


Erdogan has created a deeply divided society that may never be able to resolve its differences.

As Turkey gets ready for Sunday's referendum, the country's deep social chasm gives even the most ardent optimist grave cause for concern. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an archetype of the anti-elitist, far-right politician, has spent almost two decades building up to this moment. He has demonized and cracked down on constituencies unlikely to vote for him, weakening his opposition and polarizing the country...

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