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Friday, February 26, 2010

ISLAMISTS IN TURKEY ARREST EVEN MORE MILITARY SECULARISTS

THE AKP'S WAR ON SECULARISM IS GETTING WORSE:

Turkish authorities have detained a further 18 people over an alleged plot to create chaos and trigger a military coup, local media say.

The suspects, 17 of whom are military officers on active duty, were rounded up in a nationwide operation, CNN-Turk and Haber-Turk TV channels said.

Another 49 officers were detained on Monday, 31 of whom have been charged.

The case has increased tension between Turkey's military and its Islamist-rooted ruling party.

News of the arrests came shortly after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that any conspirators would face justice.

WE SHOULD TOSS TURKEY OUT OF NATO.

UPDATE: an hour later NRO's Stuttaford notices and is also very alarmed.

1 comment:

M.G. said...

We have started a thread on this subject on our website and would very much appreciate some views from people in Turkey who know more about what is going on than those of us in Canada who must rely on the news media outlets. I do not want to break any rules here, but if it is okay I would like to put a link here. If it is breaking a rule, I am sorry and I suppose the post will be deleted. But we really wish to learn what is going on in Turkey. It is very important to not just the citizens of Turkey, but to all around the world. The link: http://www.speakezforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2606