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Tag Archive: Turkey

Oct 06 2011

“Secularism” in Turkey

Burak Bekdil explains why Turkish secularism isn’t. A majority of Turks, Sunni Muslims, overtly or covertly believe that they should be “more equal” than the others because they constitute the majority. They think that it is their natural right to enjoy preferential treatment in terms of governance and law enforcement. Remember how the crowds in …

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Oct 06 2011

Insulting the religious values

Oh noes, a cartoonist did a cartoon. Call the cops! A Turkish cartoonist will be put on trial for a caricature he drew in which he renounced god, daily Habertürk reported on its website Wednesday. The Istanbul chief public prosecutor’s office charged cartoonist Bahadır Baruter with “insulting the religious values adopted by a part of …

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