Pope's Visit to Turkey Leader Erdogan's Ak Saray Stirs Controversy
By Claudio Lavanga, Aziz Akyavas and Alexander Smith
ISTANBUL — He's championed austerity, condemned greed and been dubbed "The People's Pope." But during a visit to Ankara on Friday, Pope Francis is scheduled to visit a new $615-million palace seen by many Turks as a symbol of excess and their president's autocratic rule.
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