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Turkish PM survives vote but looks doomed

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.

Christopher de Bellaigue - Ankara