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Gul rebuts Erdogan’s international conspiracy claims

Turkish President Abdullah Gul supports an open and transparent investigation into allegations of corruption, saying, “There must be no suspicions left with regard to corruption.”
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — I was invited this week with a select group of journalists, including the editors in chief of major Turkish dailies, to accompany President Abdullah Gul on his official visit to Denmark. The occasion provided us with a firsthand opportunity to see just how disturbed President Abdullah Gul is over political developments in Turkey.

One also got the distinct impression, from his repeated emphasis of the need for Turkey to return to the EU path, and to institute European standard legal reforms, that he regrets having been forced by circumstance to sign antidemocratic legislation introduced recently by the government.

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