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Old and New Turkey Square Off

“Turkey remains a country too complex and rich to split into tired binaries of east/west, secular/religious, and Old/New.”

“New Turkey” means a number of things, but in particular is one in which the political sphere is dominated by the president, the proud representative and fearless defender of the 50 percent of the country that supports him.

Construction of a new mosque. Photos provided by the author.

The Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM).