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June 26, 2013 12:05 am

Turkish Unrest Restricts Erdogan’s International Activism

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Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: wiki commons.

Jerusalem Post – The unrest in Turkey is forcing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to expend his political capital at home, possibly leading to a more relaxed foreign policy. The demonstrations, which began in May, continue to reverberate as authorities arrested 20 in a raid in Ankara on Tuesday.

Erdogan’s efforts to quash the protests and have his supporters hold rallies across the country could mean, contrary to what some analysts are saying, that he may double down not only at home, but also abroad.

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