ISTANBUL (AP) — For adversaries in a long-distance spat, they made an
odd couple. Turkey's leader, a brash visionary who propelled his
country to regional prominence, tangled with an American author who
dwells on the existential in his work.
The skirmish began when
Paul Auster told a Turkish newspaper that he would not visit Turkey
because it has jailed dozens of journalists, drawing a caustic retort
from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Who cares?" was the essence.
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