"Turkish leader calls on US to tackle his rebels
By Richard Beeston
Recep Erdogan tells The Times that he can help bridge the gap between Europe and Islam
TURKEY’S Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exudes the confidence of a leader who feels that his time has come and his place in history is in the making.
A devout Muslim, but the leader of a strongly secular state, a pro-European with a nation rooted in Asia Minor, he finds himself squarely in the centre of today’s most pressing issues — the War on Terror, the future shape of Europe and the fate of Iraq."
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