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Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey
in response to reader comment: Oh sorry

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Mar 7, 2010 at 16:42

Dear Lars Nielsen , I usually don't answer questions posed to other people, but reading your question :

"Will You therefore please provide with some evidence of the grim accusations against AKP..."

I wondered if you had read a very insightful 2005 article by Michael Rubin "Green money, Islamist politics in Turkey" ? It seems to provide some interesting evidence on how the AKP has paved its way to power, who has financed its political success and what use it has been making of it.


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