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Turkey votes again on president

September 24, 2018
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Turkey’s Abdullah Gul is again expected to win the latest presidential vote – but not by enough votes. (BBC News — 24 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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Turkish MPs are expected to elect a controversial former Islamist, Abdullah Gul, as president of the republic. (BBC News — 16 hours ago)
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Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul failed to win enough votes in the second round of a presidential election on Friday, an AK Party deputy told Reuters, but is expected to clinch the post next week. (CNN — 25 August, 2007)
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Abdullah Gul, the foreign minister and candidate of the governing party, again failed to win a two-thirds majority of votes in Parliament to become president. (New York Times — 25 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 — 10 hours ago)
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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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Abdullah Gul, who has roots in political Islam, is elected president in defiance of secular generals. (Washington Post — 5 hours ago)
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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 — 6 hours ago)
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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 — 2 hours ago)
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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 — 23 hours ago)
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