The Turkish Gandhi’s long march
By Can Dundar June 21
Can Dundar is the former editor in chief of the leading Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. He is now living in exile.
When Kemal Kilicdaroglu was elected as head of Turkey’s leading opposition party in 2010, he quickly earned the nickname of “Gandhi.” The moniker had more to do with his faint physical resemblance to the Indian independence leader than with any similarities in revolutionary credentials or background.
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