abdullah gul
From: Inside Story

Gul becomes president

Abdullah Gul is elected the 11th president after months of tension.

The Turkish parliament on Tuesday elected Foreign Minister
Abdullah Gul as president [AFP] 

He’s finally done it becoming Turkey’s eleventh president.

Abdullah Gul’s detractors say he threatens to undermine secular principles of the republic.

He insists he will protect them.

So will he deliver?

And what does his election mean for Turkey?

Inside Story investigates.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on 28th August 2007

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