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February 20, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It all seemed so simple at first: Turkey's pro-Western First Lady Semra Ozal, long an influence on Turkish affairs of state, would quietly run for an official ruling party post. Her husband, President Turgut Ozal, could hardly have imagined that this would trigger an unprecedented revolt against him by a "holy alliance" of Islamic conservatives, which threatens not just to split the ruling Motherland Party but to undermine his regional leadership gains from the Persian Gulf crisis.
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February 20, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It all seemed so simple at first: Turkey's pro-Western First Lady Semra Ozal, long an influence on Turkish affairs of state, would quietly run for an official ruling party post. Her husband, President Turgut Ozal, could hardly have imagined that this would trigger an unprecedented revolt against him by a "holy alliance" of Islamic conservatives, which threatens not just to split the ruling Motherland Party but to undermine his regional leadership gains from the Persian Gulf crisis.
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