Journalist Claude Guibal: Turkey’s Erdogan ‘is pragmatic and a chameleon’
08 April 2023 | 5:25 pm
It's now been 20 years since Recep Tayyip Erdogan rose to power in Turkey. Either way you look at it, he has undeniably transformed the country. For his supporters, he has turned Turkey into a regional powerhouse and rolled back secularism often associated with the West. But for critics, he has put the country on a more Islamist, even authoritarian path.
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