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Bombshell book exposes Gul's differences with Erdogan

The recent memoir of an aide to former Turkish President Abdullah Gul could be a harbinger of his return to politics.
Turkey's incumbent President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul talk to the media as they leave a polling station after casting their votes in Ankara August 10, 2014. Turks began voting on Sunday with Tayyip Erdogan poised to become the country's first elected president, fulfilling his dream of what he calls a "new Turkey" and his opponents say will be an increasingly authoritarian nation. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR41UXL

“It is an attempt to throw a hand grenade at our party" is uncommon wording for a book review; this evaluation, however, was not written by a literary critic but by a legislator from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) blindly loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The book referred to as “a hand grenade” is the memoir of Ahmet Sever, the spokesman for Erdogan’s predecessor, former President Abdullah Gul.

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