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Steven A. Cook

Cheering an Islamist victory

By Steven A. Cook
July 26, 2007

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ON SUNDAY, Turks overwhelmingly voted to return the ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) to office with 46.6 percent of the vote. Turkey's two main secular parties did not even come close to this tally, combining for 34 percent of the vote. The stakes in these elections were high, including Turkey's future democratic development, how religion will be accommodated ... (Full article: 758 words)

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