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Washington Institute: Turkey's Ongoing Political Crisis: Where Now?

Author: Soner Cagaptay
May 9, 2007


This commentary by Soner Cagaptay,  a senior fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute describes the current turmoil in Turkeyas the most significant political crisis in Turkeysince 1979-80 when the then parliament failed to elect a president and, amid tension on the streets, the military intervened. The paper discusses how the ongoing tensions will evolve.

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