Middle East

Turkey’s top preacher calls new ‘caliphate’ illegitimate

From left, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's President of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Gormez and Deputy Prime Minister Emrullah Isler attend the 'World Islamic Scholars Peace, Moderation and Commonsense Initiative’ conference at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey on July 17, 2014. (Oktay Cilesiz - Anadolu Agency)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 23, 2014, on page 8.




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