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Turkey’s ‘culture war’: Anger grows as string of events cancelled | Al Jazeera

It is the height of spring in Turkey, and with that comes a flurry of concerts and outdoor festivals to complement the pleasant weather.

But in recent weeks, a string of events have been cancelled by cities and districts run by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), leading critics and analysts to accuse the government of attempting to wage a “culture war” in the run-up to next year’s general elections.

Africa: Turkey’s Erdogan Serenades Africa As ‘Alternative Partner’ to Post-Colonial Players – allAfrica.com

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s four-day visit to Africa this week has put Ankara’s policy on the continent under the spotlight again, as Turkey positions itself as an alternative ally for African countries. The visit is part of a bid by Turkey to break the economic hegemony of former colonial powers such as France, and …

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Turkey’s Erdogan faces uphill battle to curb ‘exorbitant prices’ | Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shops at a grocery store of the Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey, in Istanbul, Turkey October 3, 2021. Picture taken October 3, 2021. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Annual food price inflation near 29% in September Erdogan orders 1,000 co-op stores opened to ‘balance’ market Retailers ‘saddened’ to be accused of …

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