06 January 2004

Turkish turmoil?

Are the government of Turkey and the country's military at odds over the former's determination to settle the lengthy Cyprus stalemate? The military denies reports to this effect which have appeared in the Turkish press. Ever since the founding of the Turkish Republic by Mustafa Kemal 80 years ago, the military has jealously guarded his legacy and has been a force that governments ignore to their peril.

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