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with contributions from Nimet Kirac
 on October 21, 2016

ISTANBUL — Harun Aslan is wary about predicting the future. This year’s avalanche of bad news has rendered the leather-goods shop owner superstitious.

“Last time, I said this is the worst time for Turkey. I have learned, however, to never say that because something worse can happen,” Aslan recalled. “I said it in June after the airport bombing…and then there was an Army coup.”

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