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Islamist Party Wins in Turkey Elections

An Islamist movement, the Ak Parti, sweeps Turkey's government out of power. The party's leaders describe themselves as non-religious, but critics say its Islamist roots threaten Turkey's secular traditions. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
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