Turkish Cypriots fear secular traditions could be threatened by president’s autocratic style

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Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his powers newly enhanced, flies into northern Cyprus this week for an official visit that is likely to be met with trepidation by Turkish Cypriots who pride themselves on a secular lifestyle at odds with the strongman leader’s Islamist outlook.

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