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Is This the Beginning Of Erdogan Era's End?

Some of the traits that made Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a success are now emerging as liabilities.
A protester runs by a burning barricade during clashes with riot police in Istanbul's Gazi neighborhood June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX10GV1
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On Sunday, June 9, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered five speeches in three different provinces. His first speech was at Adana and Mersin in the south. Following his return to Ankara he delivered three more speeches to cheering crowds out to welcome him, starting from the airport.

While everyone was expecting him to tone down the more he spoke, he actually hardened his language. In his last speech to the crowd in front of a shopping mall in Ankara he openly challenged the protesters: "If you continue in the same vein, excuse me, but I will have to talk to you in the language you understand. Patience has its limits. You can’t show this country to the entire world as a country where terror reigns.”

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