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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey and the Sunni vanguard

Turkey's present leadership is tilting away from the United States.

Is Islamism compatible with democracy?

Turkey is one of the few Middle Eastern places where Islamists came to power democratically.

Democracy wins in Turkey

In the recent election, Turkey proved that it has not lost its core democratic focus.

Turkey's democratic rollback

The country is quietly but steadily backsliding into competitive authoritarianism.

The dark side of elections

The presidential elections in Egypt and Syria were carefully orchestrated theater whose outcomes...