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Has Erdogan won?

Despite the protests, Turkey's Prime Minister remains popular—for now

By Philip Robins  

last week © Ian Usher

Yesterday may have been decisive in the stand off between Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the youthful, rainbow alliance of his protesting opponents. In contrast to the previous ten days of cat and mouse antics, Erdogan sent the riot police back into Istanbul’s Taksim Square, removed the tent city and pulled down the street posters calling for change. With his assertive style, it was a…

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