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Turkey Courts Deal Successive Blows to AK Party

Following the AK Party losing its majority in Turkey's parliament in June elections, the country's courts have dealt it a series of legal blows. The rulings are seen as a sign the judiciary is seeking to re-establish its independence. Turkey’s highest court this week overruled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's closure of private schools, a key part of his AK Party’s battle against rival Islamic cleric Fetullah Gulen, whose followers own many of the schools. While many legal...

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