Erdogan Confronts Ataturk in Turmoil While Trying to Emulate Him

Erdogan Confronts Ataturk in Turmoil While Trying to Emulate Him

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While many of the mostly youthful protesters had carried Turkish flags overlaid with Ataturk’s portrait, Erdogan told crowds in the central city of Kayseri on June 21 that his supporters should stick to the plain flag.