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Ex-soccer player's resignation a turning point for the AKP

The resignation of Istanbul Deputy Hakan Sukur, one of Turkey’s all-time best strikers and a Gulenist, from the AKP seems to have come right in time for the all-out war between the government and Gulen movement.
Galatasaray's Hakan Sukur lies on the pitch during their UEFA Cup first round first leg soccer match against Sion at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva September 20, 2007.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse   (SWITZERLAND) - RTR1U2VI

One does not quite feel it yet in Turkey thanks to the whirlwind that has taken over the political scene of late, but what is supposed to be a laid-back time of retrospection as we prepare to enter a new year is upon us.

So today as I give you my thousand words on what has been going on in this rollercoaster of a country, I will ask you to look back in time with a couple of old videos.

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