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Gul Elected to Turkey’s Presidency

June 13, 2018
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CAIRO, Aug. 28 — Beaming as the votes were counted, a veteran government figure with roots in political Islam won a parliamentary vote to become Turkey’s president Tuesday, in defiance of the country’s strongly secular military. Abdullah Gul’s triumph presented Turkey’s generals with a choice:… (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul, who has roots in political Islam, is elected president in defiance of secular generals. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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ANKARA, Turkey — A devout Muslim with a background in political Islam won the Turkish presidency on Tuesday, in a major triumph for the Islamic-rooted government after months of confrontation with the secular establishment. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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Turkey’s staunchly secular military said Monday that the strict line between Islam and the state was under attack by “centers of evil” — a strong warning ahead of the expected election of a president with a background in political Islam. (CNN — 28 August, 2007)
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Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was expected to be voted in as Turkey’s new president Tuesday in what would be a major triumph for his Islamic-rooted government after months of confrontation with the secular establishment. (MSNBC — 28 August, 2007)
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Turkish MPs are expected to elect a controversial former Islamist, Abdullah Gul, as president of the republic. (BBC News — 28 August, 2007)
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Former Islamist Abdullah Gul has been elected president of Turkey following a contest that has split the nation and drawn opposition from the army. (CNN — 29 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul’s victory breaks an 84-year grip on power by the secular establishment. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, a former Islamist, is set to be elected Turkey’s next president on Tuesday in a move the secular elite says will bring religion back into public life and undermine the secular republic. (CNN — 28 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul, a religious man in the secular realm of Turkish politics, hopes to persuade the establishment that it has nothing to fear from his candidacy. (New York Times — 28 August, 2007)
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ANKARA: Ousted from government by Turkey’s Army 10 years ago, Abdullah Gul’s political rehabilitation was completed yesterday when the former Islamist was elected as the country’s president. (Sydney Morning Herald — 29 August, 2007)
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Will the election of Abdullah Gul, an observant Muslim, lead to a clash between the country’s working class and its urban secularists? (New York Times — 3 hours ago)
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