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Erdogan Adopts Xi Jinping’s Language and Strategy in Turkey’s ‘New Era’

Breitbart.com reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced during his inaugural address Monday that Turkey is entering a ‘new era,’ where the nation will take center stage in geopolitics and citizens are expected to submit to the will of the state for the greater good of Turkish identity…

If the repetitive use of the term ‘new era’ and call for ethnonationalist unity appear familiar, it is because a much larger nation-building project is underway halfway across the planet. In China, Xi Jinping has made his ‘Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’ the heart of domestic and foreign policy, styling himself as the benevolent father figure of the nation and enacting policies to both turn China into the world’s dominant superpower and crush any individuals who fail to conform to Xi’s definition of Chinese identity…”

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