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Monday, June 8, 2015

Erdoğan Headline of the Day

I'll let others analyze the deeper meaning of the Turkish elections and the frustrations to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's dream of amending the Constitution. The anti-Erdoğan Hurriyet Daily News has this telling headline:

"Water cannon producer’s stock dips after Turkey’s ruling AKP loses majority."
The largest supplier of police water cannons in Turkey has seen a steep fall in its stock prices, hours after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority.
Shares in Katmerciler Ekipman, the company that manufactures the riot control vehicles popularly known as TOMAs, decreased 10 percent early June 8. 

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