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In Mideast views of Erdoğan's victory, a gap between ruler and ruled

Turkish President Erdoğan's defeat of a military coup has been feted by many in the Arab world as a victory for democracy, but governments, seeing a rival for regional leadership, have been more muted.

Peoples across the Middle East have been celebrating President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s put-down of a military coup as a victory for democracy, even as their governments have had a much more lukewarm response to the Turkish strongman’s continued hold on power.

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