FrontPage magazine.com: Turkey - Kemalism on the Line - by Claude Salhani
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Turkey: Kemalism on the Line - by Claude Salhani
"Turkey's Islamist government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Does the prime minister want the country to follow in the Kemalist tradition of respecting the notion of laicite -- the strict secular separation of mosque and state -- as instituted by Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern-day Turkey, and eventually join the rest of Europe, or is he more intent on pushing the country into the Islamic court? "