Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (left) and President Abdullah Gul lead a nation gaining relevance in world politics.(STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (left) and President Abdullah Gul lead a nation gaining relevance in world politics.
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Why Turkey Matters

Turkey’s increasing significance is arresting the world’s attention. Here’s why it should arrest yours.
 

Suddenly, Turkey is all over the headlines.

Most Americans would tend to underestimate its significance. But why, in the midst of October, did an outburst of public discussion center on whether to call the World War i-era Turkish killing of Armenians a “genocide”? Why did Congress raise the issue, and why did the White House scramble to squelch it?

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