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Turkey’s new president controversial former Islamist

September 24, 2018
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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 — 9 hours ago)
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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 — 9 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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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, 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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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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