Middle East

Closed circle, hefty ambition fueled Erdogan miscalculation

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Turkey's former President Abdullah Gul (R) attend the state funeral of Turkey's ninth President and former Prime Minister, Suleyman Demirel, at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, Turkey on June 19, 2015.AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 20, 2015, on page 10.




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