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Sunday, June 02, 2013

 

After purging the military, the Turkish government begins ti implement Islamic practice.

The Islamist government of Turkey first had to purge the secular military leadership so they could have a free hand to transform Turkey from a secular to a Islamic state.

Now the time has come for the next step.

Mr Erdogan has been in power since 2002 and some in Turkey have complained that his government is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Last week, Turkey's parliament approved legislation restricting the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks.

The regulations would prohibit retail sales between 22:00 and 06:00, ban all alcohol advertising and promotion, and stop new shops and bars from opening within 100m (330ft) of schools and mosques.

Mr Erdogan said he wanted to stop young Turks from "wandering about in a state of inebriation" and was not trying to impose Islamic values.

The prime minister's Justice and Development (AK) Party has its roots in political Islam, but he says he is committed to Turkey's state secularism.
In two totally unrelated development, Eric Holder said he is in favor of a free press and the IRS says that it only targeted conservative groups to improve customer service.

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