Sunday, October 03, 2004

Turkish spread a celebration of home

" Staunchly secular Turkey's insistence on separating state and mosque - and hence its opposition to the idea of an Islamic state - incenses some Muslims all the way from the Middle East to South-east Asia. But Mr Yuksel defends the right of his country to follow its model of Islam.

An Islamic movement has gained ground in Turkey, leading to a government with Islamic leanings. But the state, under the watchful eyes of the military, remains secular."

Turkish spread a celebration of home - OCT 3, 2004

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