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Abdullah Gul, the former Turkish prime minister and president who stepped down from both those positions to allow Recep Tayyip Erdogan to take them, is being asked to step aside again. In a frenzy of speculation about whether he'll challenge Erdogan for the presidency at the June 24 elections, Gul is under growing pressure from the governing party to rule himself out. Gul, who co-founded the Islamist-rooted AK Party with Erdogan in 2001, has more recently criticized Erdogan's clampdown on dissent after a failed 2016 military coup, and has been effectively sidelined from politics. Another pro-Islamic party, Saadet, has suggested Gul run as an opposition candidate.Opposition parties were caught off guard when Erdogan called snap elections last week.
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