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Thwarting Democracy over Headscarves: The Move to Ban Turkey’s Ruling Party

March 17, 2008


 Al-Jazeera A state prosecutor has asked Turkey’s highest court to shutdown the ruling AK Party for allegedly undermining secularism. Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, the court of appeals chief prosecutor, as quoted by Turkish television as saying he wanted senior party members, including the president and prime minister, banned from politics for five years. Yalcinkaya said a government […]