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New president still faces a rough ride

July 29, 2018
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Turks are wondering how the army will keep Abdullah Gul in line,writes Damien McElroy. (Sydney Morning Herald — 30 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul’s political rehabilitation was completed on Tuesdaynight when the former Islamist was elected the country’s president. (The Age — 29 August, 2007)
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New Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a pro-EU reformist cabinet on Wednesday which reflected Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s aim to push ahead with stalled political and economic reforms needed to join the bloc. (CNN — 30 August, 2007)
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Turkey’s new president, the former Islamist Abdullah Gul, is to review a new cabinet formed by the PM. (BBC News — 29 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul prevailed today in a parliamentary vote, breaking the secular establishment’s 84-year grip on political power. (New York Times — 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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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. (New York Times — 29 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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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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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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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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Turkey’s army chief warns that the nation’s secular system is being threatened by “centres of evil”. (BBC News — 28 August, 2007)
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