Turkey's prime minister Tayyip Erdogan proposed holding an early parliamentary election on June 24th to end a standoff between his Islamist-rooted government and the secular elite over the country's political direction. Tayyip Erdogan made the proposal after Turkey's highest court ruled that the first round of the presidential poll was invalid, a defeat for his ruling AK Party that he called "a bullet aimed at democracy". The party's presidential candidate, foreign minister Abdullah Gul, is...Read Full Story
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