Thursday, April 03, 2008

Kemalists threaten to bring down Turkey pro-American government

After having been brow-beaten by AKP over Abdullah Gul nomination to the presidency, the army in cohorts with the chief prosecutor succeeded on 31/3/2008 in to move the High Court against AKP. This time the army again wants AKP to be banned for anti-secular activities. The challenge has less to do with AKP Islamic credentials as voiced by the Kemalists. The latest dispute is part of a long running disagreement between the pro-British Turkish army and the US friendly government of Erdogan. The army fears that if the AKP succeeds in the implementation of US agenda disguised as reforms, then its future role as the custodian of British interests in Turkey would be gravely undermined.


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