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Turkey's Prime Minister and leader of Justice and Development Party (AKP) Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a party meeting in Istanbul September 22, 2012. The party's September 30, 2012 congress is unlikely to offer any sign Erdogan, viewed by many Turks as their strongest leader since Ataturk, is loosening his grip on a heavily-centralised party or on the country as a whole. Picture taken September 22, 2012. To match story TURKEY-AKP/ REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 28, 2012, on page 1.




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