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Turkish army issues new warning

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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:56 AM
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Turkish army issues new warning


news.bbc.co.uk

Turkey's powerful armed forces chief has warned that "centres of evil" are trying to undermine the secular state.

Gen Yasar Buyukanit did not name those who were "trying to corrode the secular nature of the Turkish Republic".

His statement comes a day before MPs are expected to elect Abdullah Gul, a former Islamist, as president. His candidacy remains highly controversial.
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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:56 AM
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Looks like the Turkish army may be prepared to "oust" out another of their governments..


The army sees itself as the guardian of Turkey's secularism. It has ousted four governments in the past 60 years.



news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 11:29 AM
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"His statement comes a day before MPs are expected to elect Abdullah Gul, a former Islamist"


A former Islamist-I wonder what that may mean.It does not say "radical" islamist,although the implication is there.

Maybe the army think hes a radical who could start something.
Its an interesting way of doing things in Turkey-using the Army to keep the Government in check...sort of a tradition of coup d'etat.
I bet that keeps the Government on there toes...Not sure how the EU would respond to this type of behavior though,if and when Turkey join that is.



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 05:07 PM
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They will not be let in the EU within the next amount of time. Turkey has yet to respond to the EUs demands of change regarding human rights etc. It certainly does not help either that they are about to elect a socalled "former" islamist...

Word over here is that he is still tied to his old beliefs and that is why the army is on the stand-by.
It is more or less natural to separate religion and state in Turkey and the army views this election as a threat to this tradition.

Who can blame them? See what happens when midwest Christians gain power in other countries



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 05:45 PM
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Turkey hasn't changed in the last 31 years. I was there in 1976-78. Beautiful place, & mostly very nice people. But the Government...? With what I saw, the military did a far better job to be honest.



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