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In Turkey, Erdogan’s Election Rhetoric Draws Ire 18 mai 2015

Posted by Acturca in Religion, Turkey / Turquie.
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Voice of America News (USA) Monday, May 18, 2015

Jamie Dettmer, Istanbul

As campaigning for next month’s parliamentary poll heats up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pictured waving a Quran at an election rally and weeping during the reciting of an Islamic prayer, prompting opposition politicians to accuse him of breaking with the secular traditions of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and enflaming religious passions. (suite…)

‘Whichever party wins will face new Kurdish reality’ 18 mai 2015

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, May 18, 2015, p. 4

Barçın Yinanç, Istanbul

The dynamics of the Kurdish issue have changed so much that whoever wins the upcoming election will have to face a new Kurdish reality, according to prominent security expert Nihat Ali Özcan. (suite…)