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By Tom Nuttall  

The great faultline in Turkish politics is usually considered to be the authoritarian secularists, as represented by the army, vs the democratic Islamists, who in the form of the AK party are currently in government. The recent attempt by the country’s chief prosecutor to get AK closed down for violating the country’s secular order is seen as merely the latest example of this feud, which dates back to the founding of modern Turkey by Atatürk.

But this is dichotomy is a false one, argues Nicholas Birch in a web exclusive for Prospect. Both the secularists and the Islamists are locked…

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