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Mustafa Akyol in the NYT
Mustafa Akyol in the NYT
Turkey's Bumpy Ride to Democracy

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan once said: “Democracy is like a train. We shall get out when we arrive at the station we want.” Erdogan may have arrived at his intended destination, but in a compelling NYT op-ed, Mustafa Akyol urges his fellow countrymen to get back onboard and to “follow the example of one Arab country that has managed to avoid political gridlock: Tunisia.”

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