Jun 05, 2015

Turkey’s Continental Divide - Bloomberg QuickTake

Turkey straddles Europe and Asia with a political identity that’s likewise divided. The father of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, dreamed of achieving the “highest level of civilization” as a western-looking secular state. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instead emphasized Turkey’s historical role as an Islamic-world power since his party was elected in 2002. That’s the backdrop for many...

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