Monday, May 14, 2007

Turkish secularists in new rally
Sunday, 13 May 2007

At least one million Turks have rallied in the city of Izmir to protest against any government plans to undermine Turkish secularism.

The major demonstration was the fourth since the ruling AK Party nominated Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul as its candidate for the country's presidency.

Many Turks suspect Mr Gul of having an Islamic agenda, something he denied before withdrawing his candidacy.

Parliamentary elections scheduled for November are now to be held in July.
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