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Has Erdogan Overstayed His Welcome?

Most countries set term limits for top officials to avoid antagonizing the population and to inject new energy into government; Turkey should do the same.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara May 7, 2013. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTXZDDJ

In Washington last month (May 17), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lectured an audience of academics, diplomats and journalists about the consequences of failing to alleviate the suffering of innocents in Syria, Somalia, Palestine, Darfur and Myanmar.

“Where this is no justice, there is no humanity,” Erdogan said. “People who are looking for their own peace in the pain of others are not human beings.”

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