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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 AM
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Turkish PM attacks proposed ban (on ruling party)
Source: BBC News

Last Updated: Saturday, 15 March 2008, 13:06 GMT

Turkish PM attacks proposed ban

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised
a proposal to ban his ruling AK Party as being against the
"national will".

He was speaking after Turkey's chief prosecutor asked the
country's Constitutional Court to ban the party, accusing
it of anti-secular activities.

Turkey's secularist constitution does not allow any
religious influence on the operation of the state.

The AK Party, which has Islamist roots, won last year's
general elections.

In announcing his indictment, prosecutor Abdurrahman
Yalcinkaya said he believed there was enough evidence
to show the party had contravened Turkey's secular
constitution.

-snip-

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7298291.stm
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:03 AM
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1. We should do the same to the religious right wing in this country
ban them
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scratchy Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:18 AM
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2. Turkey's "secularist constitution" does not allow any
religious influence on the operation of the state. By "secularist constitution" they mean the army.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:01 AM
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4. freedom of association must not be part of the democratic constitution of Turkey
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:10 PM
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3. will turkey end up like Iran and Saudi Arabia? time will tell nt
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