Not Just Business As Usual


OUTREACH: Uzan says the government is worried by his growing political popularity

Lightly tanned and galvanized by his daily workout, Cem Uzan, 42, is relaxing in a trim blue business suit at his swanky party headquarters in downtown Ankara. Behind him is a wall-length map of Turkey, lit up with red flags of towns and villages he has visited in his first year as a barnstorming politician. He is in an expansive mood. "I believe in certain values in life," he says. "I want to set an example of public service." Politics, in fact, is a welcome pursuit for Uzan, who is leader of the Youth Party. But he is also scion of...

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