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Former Turkish PM’s son resurrects his father’s Welfare Party

Fatih Erbakan, the son of former Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, has resurrected his father’s Welfare Party (RP), which was closed by Turkey’s top court in 1998.

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The New Welfare Party was announced by the younger Erbakan in a tweet on Friday.

Abdülhamid Kayıhan Osmanoğlu, a grandchild of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamit II, who died in exile in 1918, was among the founders of the party.

Necmettin Erbakan, a leading figure of Turkey’s Islamist movement, had formed the old RP in 1983 and came to power in…

The elder Erbakan…

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