700,000 Turks Protest Religious Government

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Religion, The World

The moderates are coming out in the Islamic world and demanding a reformation.

How successful will they be?

From the AP:

ISTANBUL, Turkey –Some 700,000 Turks waving the red national flag flooded central Istanbul on Sunday to demand the resignation of the government, saying the Islamic roots of Turkey’s leaders threatened to destroy the country’s modern foundations.

Like the protesters — who gathered for the second large anti-government demonstration in two weeks — Turkey’s powerful secular military has accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of tolerating radical Islamic circles.

“They want to drag Turkey to the dark ages,” said 63-year-old Ahmet Yurdakul, a retired government employee who attended the protest.

Inspiring and encouraging.


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