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A speech Monday night by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's daughter is dividing some prominent American Islamists.

Sümeyye Erdogan Bayraktar used her address at the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)'s joint convention in Chicago to defend her father's regime and lash out at the "cult" she says is trying to tear it down.

Erdogan has cracked down on political opponents and journalists, a process dramatically accelerated by a failed coup attempt last summer. In her remarks to the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joint convention, Bayraktar denied that Turkish democracy and press freedoms are under assault.


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