Battling to Save Turkey

It's hard to know what worries Kemal Dervis more — the amount of resentment he provokes among the distributors and beneficiaries of the Turkish state's largesse or the degree of hope he inspires in the reform-minded and the downtrodden. Critics say Dervis, the former World Bank vice president appointed in March as Minister of State with responsibility for the economy, doesn't really understand his homeland. He is, some contend, too "American" to deal with the political parties, bureaucrats and other entrenched interests that run the country's governmental and financial machinery. But Dervis' backers see him as the only hope of achieving...

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