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Gul withdraws candidacy to be president of Turkey

Former Islamist Abdullah Gul on Sunday withdrew his candidacy for Turkey’s presidency after his party failed to gain a quorum in parliament to vote him into the post, in a move that could ease a crisis in the secular state. “After this … my candidacy is out of the question,” Foreign Minister Gul told reporters after the roll-call in parliament. “I don’t feel resentment.” Full Story

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