Turkish Kurds hold a huge Kurdish flag during Nowruz celebrations in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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An unprecedented rift emerged Sunday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government over the handling of the peace process to end the decadeslong armed struggle by Kurdish militants. A senior minister told Erdogan to stop interfering and making "emotional" statements but the president snapped back that he had no intention of staying out of politics.The dispute is the most significant yet since Erdogan took the presidency in August 2014 after over a decade as premier, although analysts have noted increasing tensions between himself and handpicked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
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