Christopher de Bellaigue - Ankara
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Turkey's government parried efforts to topple it but Necmettin Erbakan, the Prime Minister, may soon have to quit. It won yesterday's parliamentary vote, to decide if it would be subject to a motion of no-confidence, by six votes. While the result has secured the short-term future of the coalition between Mr Erbakan's Welfare Party and Tansu Ciller's True Path Party, she is due to assume a rotating premiership from Mr Erbakan next summer.