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Erdoğan Shifts from PM to President and Makes Promise of “New Turkey”

Last Thursday Turkey inaugurated Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as its 12th President. The self-proclaimed Islamist promises economic growth and further development, but many of the country’s citizens are wondering if his shift from Prime Minister to President is not merely a way for him to keep the reins in his hands and continue to drive the country further down the path of a more conservative society.

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