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Turkey … Again

Is the AKP’s victory nothing to get excited about or further augur of a Turkish slide into Islamicization?  Opinion seems pretty divided around here.  Dr. Andrew Bostom has an interesting contribution at FPM today, the start of a 2-part series arguing that Turkey’s legacy of anti-Semitism belies its Kemalist reputation as a progressive secularist society and is essential to understanding the direction in which Turkey now appears headed.

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