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Erdogan’s Purges Threaten Future of Turkey’s Secular Society

Watchers see Turkey's failed coup and the subsequent purge carried out by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a battle among Islamists whose ultimate vision is to allow for a greater role of religion in public life. To others, that vision runs counter to the secular society established in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic.  When thousands of opposition members and ruling party supporters filled Istanbul's Taksim...

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