Turkey’s rise from aid recipient to mega-donor
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Turkey’s international image has taken a beating of late.
Start with its opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria and Egypt’s new military government, add corruption scandals, Twitter and YouTube bans, and aggressive crackdowns on peaceful protesters and the media, and top it off with increasingly bellicose rhetoric from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. You end up with a government that, for many international observers, has about as much appeal as the tear gas it so liberally uses to disperse street demonstrations.
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