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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Politics

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The New Sultan of Turkey

18:22 03 March in 2015 March-April, Politics, World
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Former Prime Minister—now President—Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Party are more powerful than ever. Is the nation’s democracy under siege? By Yigal Schleifer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]diminutive 63-year-old with dyed blond hair and a raspy smoker’s cough, Mücella Yapici hardly fits the profile of a criminal mastermind. But Turkish judicial...

President Viktor Yanukovych’s estate

The People of Ukraine Have Spoken: What Now?

01:10 02 January in 2015 January-February, Politics
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A Moment Series: Democracy in Retreat  After massive demonstrations & new elections, Ukrainians have let it be known that they are ready for democratic and economic reforms. But that won’t be easy, given the country’s history of corruption and the bloody war with Russian-backed separatists. By Yigal Schleifer [dropcap]P[/dropcap]icture this: An...