The Daily Star Lebanon 2014.07.26 00:27
ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a $4
billion high-speed train link between Istanbul and Ankara Friday, in a
series of "mega projects" he hopes will help him win a presidential
election in a few weeks time.
Turkey's economic development - driven partly by major infrastructure
projects - has been the basis of Erdogan's popularity despite deepening
discontent among opponents at what they see as growing authoritarianism.
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