Old and New Turkey Square Off
“Turkey remains a country too complex and rich to split into tired binaries of east/west, secular/religious, and Old/New.”
“New Turkey” means a number of things, but in particular is one in which the political sphere is dominated by the president, the proud representative and fearless defender of the 50 percent of the country that supports him.
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“Today’s Turkey is a place where about half of the population is utterly dismayed by the state of affairs, while the other half couldn’t be more thrilled.”
An inverse relationship between the price of a drink and Turkey’s stability.
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“We can make a positive impact and pursue our dreams in this country—even when we feel unwelcome in it.”