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ON THE LINE: Political Crisis in Turkeyi
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March 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Protests over the death of a teenager and plans to raze a park have reignited anti-government sentiments in Turkey. Demonstrations against authoritarian rule, corruption and crackdown on dissent are now one of the biggest challenges for Prime Minister Erdogan. What do the protests mean for Turkey, so close to its next elections? Find out next, On The Line.

ON THE LINE: Political Crisis in Turkey

Published March 20, 2014

Protests over the death of a teenager and plans to raze a park have reignited anti-government sentiments in Turkey. Demonstrations against authoritarian rule, corruption and crackdown on dissent are now one of the biggest challenges for Prime Minister Erdogan. What do the protests mean for Turkey, so close to its next elections? Find out next, On The Line.

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