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Why Erdogan wears the 'dictator' label with pride

The winds of Trumpism have already reached Turkey, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finds being called a dictator acceptable.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attends a Republic Day ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Ataturk, to mark the republic's anniversary as he is flanked by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) in Ankara, Turkey, October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2QXOL

One of the most popular words used to describe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan these days is "dictator." That really doesn't come as much of a shock. What is surprising, though, is that Erdogan doesn't seem to mind. In fact, he seems to be embracing it as a title.

Use of the word didn't start off quietly.

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