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Turkey in crisis: understanding the Erdogan/Gulen split

Turkey in crisis: understanding the Erdogan/Gulen split

“In 2002, when the AKP Party came to power in Turkey, it was considered a new form of Islamic government. It was a marriage, some said, of neoliberalism and Islam. And this was going to be the alternative to the Iranian or even the al-Qaeda model. Turkey was headed, sooner or later, everyone thought, into the European Union. Certainly many forces on both sides within Turkey and Europe wanted it. Of course, there were many opponents. But it was a system, a government, an economy that was fully integrated into global capitalism, and increasingly with success.”

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Five shocking facts about child care in the United States

Five shocking facts about child care in the United States

“A large number of day-care centers are poorly run and even unsafe. At the same time, U.S. child care is still extremely expensive for many families — despite ample evidence that investing in young children has huge social benefits.”

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