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Could a Multibillion-Dollar Canal Be Erdogan’s Undoing in Turkey?

ISTANBUL—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made multibillion-dollar infrastructure schemes a hallmark of his years in power, championing megaprojects like an...

He and his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, claim they spur economic development and create jobs.

  • Clare Busch
  • WRP

Many activists in Turkey have long opposed Erdogan’s building spree due to its high social and environmental costs, but…

That may change with Erdogan’s latest push for what he once called his “crazy project”: digging a 28-mile canal on the western side of…

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