"The lofty Mr Erdogan
The prime minister picks a government and lures the opposition to parliament
Jul 14th 2011 | ANKARA AND ISTANBUL | from the print edition
TURKEY’S prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has a knack for getting his way. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), had vowed that he and his colleagues would not be sworn in until two jailed members who won seats in a general election on June 12th were freed. But this week the party’s deputies took their oaths in parliament, averting a drawn-out political crisis, even though the courts had rejected appeals for the members’ release. "
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