15 April 2007

Talking Turkey

Fresh off the Turkish military's threats to move against Kurds in Iraq... a large, very public protest, shows that not everyone in Turkey is completely bonkers.

-- ANKARA, Turkey -- Some 300,000 Turks protested against their pro-Islamic prime minister Saturday, draping themselves in flags and pouring into streets and squares in a demonstration of the intense secular opposition he will face if he runs for president.

Protesters called on the government to resign and chanted: “We don't want an imam as president!”
A hopeful sign in a troubled part of the world.

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