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Islamist Erdogan Or Secularist Ince, Turkey Will Be Radically a Changed Country

JUN 24, 2018: Turkish voters are going to the polls today for what are seen as the most crucial elections in Turkish modern history as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gamble on snap elections (18 months earlier) could backfire. The Turkish people feeling the pinch of soaring inflation, a plunging currency and high interest rates will decide whether to grant Erdogan a second five-year term, in the most fiercely fought elections in the country in years. As BBC reports from Istanbul, “Worshiped by his supporters, abhorred by his critics, this isRead More

A New Era Opens in Cuba; A Look Back at the Castro Years

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country’s National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro, 86, is stepping down from his position as head of state after serving two five-year terms. It’s the end of a 59-year reign by the Castro brothers as well as for a whole generation of revolutionaries. Cubans will soon be set to welcome their first non-Castro president in more than 40 years. The new president is scheduled to be selected during a two-day National Assembly meeting that beginsRead More